I am currently trying to find the time to sew my very first coat. Actually, it will be my very first garment (besides a dress...which I don't like so it doesn't count). With sleeves. And a lining. Why start small with a simple skirt when you can go big with an expensive wool coat with silk lining, right?
One of my current idols, Gretchen Hirsch (Gertie from Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing) is having a sew-a-long for one of her new Butterick patterns. Of course I signed up (with no idea what I am doing).
It was her blog that made me purchase a custom made 1950s style cocktail dress (with a crinoline!) for my sister's upcoming wedding. I thought this coat would be perfect with my dress.
But I seem to be getting a lot of help with my coat. I've found that the group members are a wealth of advice and I read every helpful hint they post.
And then there is Phoebe the Cat....
I managed to get the pattern pieces cut out without assistance but as soon as I began to pin them to the fabric, Phoebe appeared. I can only guess that she heard the faint rustling of fabric and paper, which put her into help mode.
I gave up on trying to even cut the pieces out and put it up out of the way.
Phoebe found its hiding place today and turned it all into a bed.