Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Jalie 2680: A Wool Boucle Coat for Early Winter... & a general update


I've sewn me a late fall/early winter woolen coat.  I've worn it out in the world during the high 30s/low 40s F (2-7ish C) and it was just about right.  I wrote about my Jalie coat over on Fabric Mart's blog.  I love it.  It's very flattering on my figure.  Not much else to add here though.

I've been sewing so much in the past weeks, including this coat... hopefully I'll get to sharing other stuff, too.  I am getting an upgraded replacement phone this week, so hopefully I will be Instagram-ing more often as I work!  Plus, I just got back from Bear Paw's Fabric about an hour ago, a quilt shop in the burbs of Baltimore, where I spent a small fortune on material to make a really awesome quilt for a Christmas gift.  I've made a handful of quilts in my life and they are super satisfying-- they speak to the 2-D artist still hiding in me.  I have all of these ideas to make colorful, contemporary art quilts with urban landscapes inspired by Baltimore on them.  But that takes time and money.  Until then I'm doing a simple jelly roll quilt with modern lines and interesting natural color gradations. Yep, I know, quilting bores most apparel sewing seamstresses to tears.... I love functional art, so it's right up my alley.

Perdy!

14 comments:

  1. I read about your coat on the other blog this morning. Love it!! I especially love that fabric!

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  2. Yes! More instagram ;) I'm off to check out the post, this looks like a great coat!

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    1. Thanks!! Yeah, my current phone takes the worst photos I've ever witnessed from an object that claims to take "photos". I've been too busy to do blogging, but still want to post stuff, I've been enjoying others instagrams so much

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  3. Great coat, yes, it indeed flatters your figure a lot!! Oh, and that quilt, can't wait to see it!

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    1. Thanks!! I hope to start working tomorrow on the quilt... today I get my wisdom teeth removed... ugh.

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  4. This is one of the most excellent coats I've seen in a while!

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    1. From the queen of tailored jackets, this is a major compliment :)

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  5. Very pretty coat! I just finished my first quilt top. It was very time consuming, but I enjoyed it.

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  6. Beautiful coat and it looks so warm! I'm looking for coat pattern for a quilted coat (using free motion quilting which I just recently started doing) and this might work. I'll remember to size up to accommodate for thicker fabric. Shari

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  7. What a wonderful coat and a great pattern for multi-seasons. Thanks for sharing.

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