As always, I was quite busy the last few weeks of the year!
I entered yet one more challenge...a coat challenge! It was sponsored by Alethia Hudson and the Admins in the Sew Much Talent Group! It started as an Admin Challenge and was then extended to the entire group! And boy did we respond! There were sew many entries! At the time of this post, there is about 1 hour left to complete a coat and enter it. Mine was completed last week, but I didn't enter it until yesterday when my photos were taken by my Granddaughter, Charly.
This coat was an easy make and has in-seam pockets on both sides...which I absolutely love! I used a white with silver dotted fat quarter from my stash for the pockets. And...if you can believe it, I did not hack this pattern at all! LOL! It is perfect just the way it was designed.
I started teaching my Granddaughter, Charly to sew when she was 8 years old. Since then, even though she lives out of state, we have sewn together whenever possible. She recently told me that she wants to make several outfits, so I invited her to visit for a week or so before school resumes so that we could start working on them. What a blast it has been sewing with her these past few days. I now consider her to be an intermediate beginner. I'm a proud Grandma!
Her 1st choice was to make a duster. We used Vogue 9123 and an Ankara print fabric purchased from my friend, Femi's website.
We did some hacking of this pattern. We eliminated the lining and buttons, added darts in the front and back for additional shaping, shortened the sleeves and lengthened the coat by 4 inches.
|Look at that smile!|
She designed and finished her pants today (Dec 31st)! We used a previous pattern that I'd drafted for her.
We hacked it a bit...by eliminating the side seams as we didn't want to distort this pretty Ankara print! And we tapered the legs and added elastic to the ankles (Charly's design).