Tight Lipped Tuesday #9

In the mildest winter I think I’ve ever known since living in S.W. France, I decided to make a coat for the first time ever.  Typical.

It’s almost finished

The hem isn’t wonky it’s just pinned up for the moment waiting for me to attach the lining.

All overlocked/serged ready to be sewn together and inserted on my sewing afternoon with my friend tomorrow.

Is there a word for being scared of lining?


  1. #1 by nanacathy2 on March 12, 2019 - 09:17

    All sewing scares me a little still, so I am no help. Lovely coat there and hey winter is not over yet.

    • #2 by tialys on March 12, 2019 - 10:23

      True, it’s not quite over yet and we have had freak snow in May before now so you never know.

  2. #3 by thecontentedcrafter on March 12, 2019 - 09:41

    http://common-phobias.com/texto/phobia.htm There you go – hope it works for you 🙂

    • #4 by tialys on March 12, 2019 - 10:24

      I should have asked Kate first – she knows everything (although I’ve accused her of making that phobia up).

  3. #5 by katechiconi on March 12, 2019 - 09:58

    That would be fódraphobia. Fódra is Greek for lining, and phobia speaks for itself. Right, showing-off over, that’s a smashing coat and I insist on a photo of you modelling it at your earliest convenience, warm weather or no warm weather.

    • #6 by tialys on March 12, 2019 - 10:20

      Come on now – you must have made that up, surely! I was going to make one up but it wouldn’t have been as convincing as that.
      I will model it once the lining is in, I promise. I will do a twirl to show off its swing qualities.

      • #7 by katechiconi on March 12, 2019 - 11:01

        If you don’t believe me, do a Google translate. Type in ‘lining’ in English and translate to Greek. Google can make anyone look like a smartypants…

      • #8 by tialys on March 12, 2019 - 11:08

        Curse you for making me waste time when I should be doing something more useful.
        I quite like ‘ukubhalaphobia‘ – ‘ukubhala’ being the Zulu word for lining, as I’m sure everybody is well aware.

      • #9 by katechiconi on March 12, 2019 - 12:42

        Mwahahaha! Another insidious internet addiction established!

      • #10 by tialys on March 12, 2019 - 17:09

        🙄 I’m susceptible to such things.

      • #11 by katechiconi on March 12, 2019 - 23:16

        No, surely not…

  4. #12 by KerryCan on March 12, 2019 - 11:48

    You did it! You made a coat (well, almost. And you will face your phobia and finish it). I’m blown away.

    • #13 by tialys on March 12, 2019 - 12:29

      I can hardly believe it myself. Still, I’ll save any happy dancing until the lining is in and then I will face my other phobia – having my photo taken – and do some posing.

  5. #14 by mlmcspadden on March 12, 2019 - 13:12

    The coat looks lovely! You’ve done a great job on it.

    • #15 by tialys on March 12, 2019 - 17:07

      Thanks Moira – I will be very chuffed if I don’t mess something up between now and the actual finish. Hopefully, that will be within the next week so watch this space.

  6. #16 by onecreativefamily on March 12, 2019 - 13:13

    The coat is fantastic. I’ve never made one of those. Congratulations.

  7. #19 by Kim on March 12, 2019 - 13:33

    Looking very nice. Don’t be scared of the lining. Growl hard at it before you start and it will be too concerned to misbehave 😉

    • #20 by tialys on March 12, 2019 - 17:03

      I’ll certainly give that a try.

  8. #21 by Emmely on March 12, 2019 - 14:48

    Linings aren’t scary! You’ve already made the whole outside of the coat, the lining is just another coat but simpler to hide the seam allowances and make it easier to slide your arms in the sleeves. If you didn’t do a lining you’d have to cover all those seam allowances with bias tape to make the inside look pretty. Does that image make sewing in a lining appear more attractive???

    • #22 by tialys on March 12, 2019 - 17:05

      It definitely does make it appear more attractive. I can’t wait to cover those seam allowances up with something because, despite overlocking them all, they still look a bit tatty due to the fabric being prone to unravelling.

  9. #23 by magpiesue on March 12, 2019 - 20:08

    The coat is coming along nicely but I’m enjoying the interchange between you and Kate even more!

    • #24 by tialys on March 13, 2019 - 08:18

      She likes to wind me up – she knows I can’t resist getting drawn in.

  10. #25 by CurlsnSkirls on March 12, 2019 - 21:13

    Your lining looks lovely and appears to be a lovely touchable fabric. Do not blame yo

    • #26 by CurlsnSkirls on March 12, 2019 - 21:19

      yourself for having qualms! Do consider how lovely both pieces will feel when they are together and how exponentially chuffed you will be! 😄😁😆
      (unlike myself who just hit the wrong space. again. on this blasted tablet. 😣😖😫)

      • #27 by tialys on March 13, 2019 - 08:21

        I’m always doing that when I’m sending texts on the phone or not noticing when it’s autocorrected and end up with people replying with ‘eh?’ or ‘what?’ and I have to go back and read what I said and hope it wasn’t insulting or just completely bonkers.

      • #28 by CurlsnSkirls on March 13, 2019 - 12:00

        Thank you for being an understanding, kind, and gracious person! xx

      • #29 by tialys on March 13, 2019 - 12:24


  11. #30 by Dartmoor Yarns on March 12, 2019 - 21:19

    Looking good. And when it’s finished the fear of having your photo taken is fotografíaphobia.

    • #31 by tialys on March 13, 2019 - 08:17

      Now, you’re all winding me up with your phobia words. I had to look that one up and it’s Scopophobia and it’s the same in Zulu. It sounds vaguely nasty to me and I think I prefer your take on it.

      • #32 by Dartmoor Yarns on March 13, 2019 - 09:50

        That’s fear of being stared at. (How often do you find yourself inexplicably looking over your shoulder?)
        What I now think you may be suffering from is peroroverbisphobiaphobia – literally translates from the Latin for being afraid of being wound up by fake phobia words. Of course in Zulu that’s called ukuphefumula amagama ama-phobia- phobia

      • #33 by tialys on March 13, 2019 - 10:13

        Yes, you’re right, but apparently it’s the nearest phobia word for fearing having your photo taken. I think we should therefore make up our own but I can’t think of one at the moment. It will probably occupy my mind today and then I’ll either come up with something or completely forget about it.

      • #34 by Dartmoor Yarns on March 13, 2019 - 12:44

        I hope you don’t let us all down by forgetting about it.

  12. #35 by anne54 on March 12, 2019 - 23:09

    Oh, gorgeous! I love the shape of this beauty. And the pockets are perfect. You will just have to have a holiday down here to wear it during our southern hemisphere winter 😉

    • #36 by tialys on March 13, 2019 - 08:26

      Coats are funny things aren’t they? When it’s cold here in S.W. France you usually need something more like one of those quilted duvet things thinly disguised as a coat or jacket – then you really only need a light jacket until, eventually, no sleeves at all. I never had that problem in England where a more ‘dressy’ coat could be in much more regular use. WHere I live you have to drive everywhere and I find a coat uncomfortable in the car and, when you arrive at your destination, it’s usually heated in Winter so it’s stifling.
      Having said all that, I’m wondering why I decided to make a coat at all 🙄

  13. #37 by sew2pro on March 13, 2019 - 00:42

    The lining is a mere formality, you’re done! Bravo!! Eagerly awaiting les photographs tres chic

    • #38 by tialys on March 13, 2019 - 08:12

      I hope it will be as simple as you suggest. I’m not worried about sewing the lining together per se but attaching it to the coat badly and pulling the exterior fabric out of whack. Anyway, I’ll be tackling it this afternoon so all will soon be revealed.

  14. #39 by nottaholiday on March 13, 2019 - 00:58

    I share your fear of lining and all fabrics slippery. Tailor’s tacking to keep it in place perhaps?

    • #40 by tialys on March 13, 2019 - 08:10

      I think I might go for silk pins – perhaps pinning in ‘V’s as suggested by Kathy – and use my walking foot which I must remember to pack to take with me this afternoon.

  15. #41 by kathyreeves on March 13, 2019 - 02:55

    It’s looking marvelous! I’ve been thinking about preventing slippage. When you pin your pieces before sewing, try pinning in V’s instead of perpendicular to the edge. I think having the angles may help confine the slippage. Growling at it also helps, and telling it to stay in a VERY firm voice!

    • #42 by tialys on March 13, 2019 - 08:02

      Aha! I’ll try that trick with the pins. I’m ‘going sewing’ this afternoon round at my sewing buddy’s house so this has come in the nick of time. You are the second person to recommend growling at it so, if the pins don’t work, I’ll try that too although my friend might throw me out.

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