Sunday, June 1, 2008

Ann's Coat

Since this coat adventure started I kept reading everyone's post and was getting very nervous that I still had not found my fabric. So today I was going to find something.....and I did.
I was being very stubborn and wanted to buy my fabric here instead of ordering on line. Only because I wanted to feel the fabric before I bought it. So the choice was limited because where I live the winter fabrics are not out, all but one little table of about 10 - light to medium weight wools -that was it.
Not exactly the wools I was looking for but what I found I truly like. So I just changed my plan from a heavy winter coat to a lighter fall- to mild winter coat. It was very hard to photogragh this fabric.

This fabric is somewhat medium weight. The colour is a dark charcoal with specs of different colours running thru it. The red is a bright red, not pink as it appears in the picture. I was actually going to be bold,(for me) and get the matching red Kasha lining, but at the last minute went for the grey tone, which matches perfectly with the grey in the fabric.
This picture below shows up the colour more accurate. I love the colours, the feel and the weight of this fabric. It will make a very comfortable coat.

However - I am still very undecided on the pattern. It will be either Butterick 5145 (View B), McCall's 5247 (ViewC) or Neue Mode 23215 (view B). I bought enough fabric for whichever one. I'm leaning towards B5145? I would change the pockets to welt pockets with a flap.
I'm also still looking thru the few BWOF magazines I have just in case something catches my attention. All in all a great day! (Note: My final choice was Burda 7855 :)

Everyone has such nice fabrics and wonderful pattern choices. It will be great to see all these coats come to life.
Thank you again Marji for all the work you are putting into this Sew-Along!

(I will also be posting my progress on my blog.)


fabricluver (Susan) said...

Ann - I love your fabric and wish I had some too! The charcoal with the red is so pretty and it will go with so many things. I like all of you pattern choices - deciding which to choose is hard. I look forward to seeing your progress.

Vicki said...

Ann, what great fabric! I still haven't decided on my pattern yet. Need to make a decisions!!

Melissa Fehr Trade said...

That is beautiful fabric! Great choice.

BCN - UNIQUE designer patterns said...

Ann .- you made a good choice. I love this and boucle fabrics in particular has some wonderful colors. I agree with the pattern b. I think it is appropriate for this material, is serious and yet has a modern style, in order, collects good conditions. He thought the buttons that you will? . much success for this project. greetings. Paco

Marji said...

I agree, the fabric is lovely Ann.

Ann Made Studio said...

Thank you everyone. I'm really pleased with it.
Paco I haven't seen any buttons yet that will look really nice with this fabric. I think it will be a challenge to find some :)

Claire S. said...

I love your fabric Ann, the colors are great :-)

365 Dresses said...

I love your fabric, too. Where do you live? Is there any left? Oooh, la, la.