What Coat Sew Along!?
Today is the last day of November and that makes it the last day of my virtually non-existent Coat Sew Along! And am I finished with my coat? Errr. Ummm. Would you believe me if I told you that the cat ate my pattern?
Because she totally did! At least she nibbled on it a little bit.
Alright, alright. I can’t entirely blame my cat. I’m not sure what I was thinking by trying to make myself a coat during my busiest crafting time of the year. I made some good progress on it earlier in the month, but I stalled at the sleeves for-ev-ah, and it has looked like this for the last two weeks:
It just stands there, staring at me, wishing it had a head that it could shake in disappointment. At least I don’t have to make eye contact. But the guilt is thick and ever present.
The main problem was that I wanted to modify the pattern to make it look more like the Hiraku sleeves (which if you recall was the pattern I wanted but was unable to buy due to a website glitch). And since wasn’t *exactly* sure what I was doing, I ended up avoiding the whole thing altogether instead of sitting down to figure it out. But today I DID figure it out, and I finally took the plunge, assembled the sleeves and attached them to the jacket.
Also, the pattern I got did not come with instructions with how to fully line it, so that was another road bump for me. But, again, I went ahead and cut the pieces today and am trying to trust myself to know what I am doing. There are a few modifications I need to make before I try to assemble and attach the lining. The waist needs to be taken in oh-so-slightly. And I think the sleeves might be a tad too long. Although, I like a longer sleeve with a cropped jacket, so maybe I’ll leave it alone.
Will it get done today? Probably not.
Alright. I’ll be honest. Definitely not. But it is coming along. And I will finish it!
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