Hey guys! I know it's been a bit, but here is the latest -- a really fun quilted faux leather trenchcoat using Sewaholic's Robson Coat pattern!
Weirdly enough, I think this was my first indie sewing pattern as the past few years I have used Big 4 patterns or even further back, made my own.
I used leftover quilted leather from a jacket I made about 3 years ago with a Burda pattern. I knew it would come in handy someday! We were in town in Grand Rapids, Michigan and were able to take these photos.
this guide I found online for reference. Although I know how to design myself, when I sew for my own use I generally don't want to think too hard and will just follow instructions of other's.
I had a Brooklyn Industries trenchcoat that I loved but it is nearing around 7 or 8 years old and I have worn it SO much that it started to shred. So, I decided that this coat would be a perfect upgrade!
I made minor mistakes along the way (that most probably won't notice) but since I was taking my sweet time making it (like 5 months!) I tended to not be as picky with whatever I did that was a teeny bit off.
To be clear, it doesn't take 5 months to underline and make this -- I just have had a lot going on work-wise.
I actually edited the length on this pattern by quite a bit. If I recall, I took out 3 inches in the body length and 3 inches in the arm length as well. I am not sure why it was so long to begin with, but I also am 5 feet tall! In the end, the length came out perfect with both things.
And here are some more photos of it on my dressform!
At this point, I have actually run out of my main list of projects that I had lined up to sew. While I definitely have some patterns around that I haven't used, I either don't have fabric at the moment or not really in a rush to make any of them.
I decided a while ago to begin primarily making my own patterns again and see what else I can do with them. It's something I just keep pushing off. For what reason, I don't know. Maybe it's just easy to cut and sew? I definitely have been wanting to re-focus myself again as a designer and make up all kinds of crazy things that have been in my head. I've been doing a ton of digital sketching and playing around with things.
I have much more free time than before, so hopefully this will help lead me down a path that I think I am more suited for in life.