My coat is finished! You can see me model it here.
I'm very happy with the way this coat turned out and the timing is ideal since the weather is rapidly turning cooler.
Hey -- do you ever find that your fabric looks better as a garment than it did as mere flat yardage? I sat on this plaid (not literally of course) waiting to feel inspired for a long time; I couldn't quite picture how it would look sewn up. Finally, I just decided to go for it.
I'm so glad I did: I'm ready to paint the town plaid!
A special thanks to my generic straight-stitch walking foot (which you can see me use here on my Singer 201) -- which helped keep those plaid seams in line. I couldn't have managed as well without it.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!