Tight Lipped Tuesday #6

I’m making a coat – my first ever.


This coat has welt pockets and I’m very much hoping the hardest part is over.

If only you could see them I think you’d be impressed.

 

 

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  1. #1 by katechiconi on January 22, 2019 - 09:36

    It needs a hand in the pocket, doesn’t it, to demonstrate exactly how exquisitely neat and well executed it is 🙂 Love the colour of that lining, by the way, a sort of amber with a pinkish tint.

    • #2 by tialys on January 22, 2019 - 14:14

      I will never put my hands in those pockets! Just in case.

      • #3 by katechiconi on January 22, 2019 - 15:40

        How about the merest corner of a dainty lace hankie, then…? 😉

      • #4 by tialys on January 22, 2019 - 16:06

        🤧

  2. #5 by craftycreeky on January 22, 2019 - 10:01

    I’m very impressed! They look very neat and I love the criss-cross design too 🙂

    • #6 by tialys on January 22, 2019 - 14:30

      It was scary to cut a slash through the fabric to turn the pocket linings back through, especially as that fabric wants to unravel. Next time(!) I’ll use a more ‘solid’ fabric.

  3. #7 by claire93 on January 22, 2019 - 10:16

    wow – looking very impressive!

    • #8 by tialys on January 22, 2019 - 14:31

      Thanks Claire – there’s a way to go yet but that was one of the bits I was scared to death of.

  4. #9 by Shirley on January 22, 2019 - 10:40

    Well done that looks great

    • #10 by tialys on January 22, 2019 - 14:31

      Thanks so much – it’s almost a shame they’re not more visible 😉

  5. #11 by KerryCan on January 22, 2019 - 12:03

    I can see enough to be blown away!!

    • #12 by tialys on January 22, 2019 - 14:32

      I just hope they hold – that fabric wants to separate itself into all its component threads.

  6. #13 by CurlsnSkirls on January 22, 2019 - 15:05

    Very Well Done You!!! The fact they’re hard to see proves how well they are executed (although you might apply that word differently 😉). xx

    • #14 by tialys on January 22, 2019 - 16:24

      No, ‘executed’ is fine. I was going to do the welts in a coordinating plain colour – maybe even leather – perhaps next time (if there is one).

  7. #15 by PendleStitches on January 22, 2019 - 17:20

    Have you thought of sealing the threads with some fray check…just for a bit of stability.
    Because that is a beautiful pocket!

    • #16 by tialys on January 22, 2019 - 17:46

      Yes, I must buy some fray check but I have put a few ‘extra’ stitches in there too and it will be a pocket in name only – if I remember not to put a tissue or something in there one day.

  8. #17 by magpiesue on January 22, 2019 - 18:40

    Oh my! The fact they are hard to see means you’ve done well. The detail of the welts makes your work that much more impressive. Fabulous!

  9. #18 by thecontentedcrafter on January 22, 2019 - 18:47

    I’m very impressed – they look flawless!

    • #19 by tialys on January 23, 2019 - 09:16

      Well, flawless is a bit of a stretch – let’s just say i’m glad the pocket linings are going to be hidden by the satin lining 😮

  10. #20 by Nanette on January 22, 2019 - 22:30

    You should be very pleased with yourself, you’ve done a marvellous job!

    • #21 by tialys on January 23, 2019 - 09:16

      Thanks Nanette, I’m just hoping I can keep it up.

      • #22 by Nanette on January 25, 2019 - 20:08

        Well, you’ve made a good start 🙂

      • #23 by tialys on January 25, 2019 - 20:25

        Let’s hope I’ve started as I mean to go on.

  11. #24 by sew2pro on January 22, 2019 - 23:57

    Wow! How did you do that!!
    Beautiful!

    But I need to also ask, as I don’t think you’ve mentioned it, did you make a muslin? I mean, did you check for size. I’m worried in case it measures too big 😉 This happened to a dear friend who spent weeks in a class making a coat but never wore it.

    • #25 by tialys on January 23, 2019 - 09:21

      You are like the little voice of conscience sitting on my shoulder whispering ‘muslin?’ in my ear.
      No, I didn’t make one 😱
      However, I’m relying on the following: my friend measured me up comparing the results to the ‘finished garment’ measurements; it’s a fairly loose, swingy style; I’ve used ‘Deer and Doe’ patterns before so I know their sizing.
      If anything – as it’s a French pattern – it’ll be too small but I have my fingers crossed. Does that count?

  12. #26 by nottaholiday on January 23, 2019 - 03:55

    Very impressive, bravo! Nice design too

    • #27 by tialys on January 23, 2019 - 09:14

      Thank you – the design is nice isn’t it? I was tempted into this coat making malarkey by the image and by the pattern maker as I have used the company before and found their patterns to be well done.

      • #28 by nottaholiday on January 23, 2019 - 10:58

        I once bought a coat similar, with large bold blocks of colour on the print….which you would have thought would line up wouldn’t you? They didn’t, and it looked like I couldn’t dress myself…lol

      • #29 by tialys on January 23, 2019 - 11:12

        They just don’t seem to bother – even some of the more expensive brands. Once you start sewing yourself, these are the things you suddenly find yourself noticing. My daughter sent me a photo of a pair of shorts she liked and, even in the publicity shot, the fact they hadn’t matched the pattern up across the front was glaringly obvious to both of us. Maybe it was a deliberate ‘style statement’ but I don’t think so.

      • #30 by nottaholiday on January 23, 2019 - 11:14

        Your daughter must be ecstatic you are such a wonderful seamstress…

  13. #31 by kathyreeves on January 23, 2019 - 04:03

    Well done! They look great!

  14. #33 by nanacathy2 on January 23, 2019 - 09:04

    Totally awestruck. Impressed doesn’t cover it.

    • #34 by tialys on January 23, 2019 - 09:12

      Hopefully, I will be able to strike your awe with the rest of the coat 😊

  15. #35 by Kim on January 24, 2019 - 09:05

    Magnificently executed. Take a bow!

    • #36 by tialys on January 25, 2019 - 11:49

      I’m relishing the success while it lasts!!

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