For the moment, I feel like a powerhouse when it comes to completing projects. This probably won't last long, so I'm going to enjoy it while I can!
The big project of the week was making my coat for the VintageModern Design Challenge hosted by Indygo Junction (patterns), BurdaStyle, Coats & Clark, and Singer. This was big because it involved sewing a coat for the first time, and making style changes to the original pattern (collar, pockets & flaps, flower buttons, piping). You can read about this project in more detail on my BurdaStyle page, but here's the completed coat:
I learned a lot from this project and I'm already planning what I'm going to do differently the next time I make it, but I'm happy with how it turned out. Now keep your fingers crossed that I win the challenge! I'll keep you posted on how I do.
My second completed project was a dress for Jen, who hosted the last skirt party. I used Kay Whitt's Flirty Dress from Sew Serendipity. I made the under bust band a bit wider (2.5 inches) than her pattern and added a tie to the back. I love the fabric Jen chose - Joel Dewberry's Heirloom Tile Flourish in Green - and the dress looks great on her. I'll try to get a photo with her in it when I drop it off later in the week, but here it is on a hanger:
And then I finally finished Melissa's bias trim denim skirt. I had to re-do the waistband because I just didn't think the straight waistband was working. A rectangular/straight waistband is theoretically supposed to work when the skirt sits at the high waist, but I haven't found this to be the case. Or I should say, it works for my 4-year-old but not for anyone with a womanly shape. So, ta-da, here it is!
I love the button Melissa's picked out from my collection. It gives a masculine touch to an otherwise very pretty skirt.
That's it for last week (she says while flexing her sewing muscles). This week will be a bit less exciting. I need to finish a few odds and ends and I offered to help a local Irish Dance school finish off six skirts for their St Patrick's Day show. I bartered with them so now Cora will get to take some Irish dance lessons!
Have a great week!