Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Vogue 2886 aka couch coat?

I have been wanting to make a coat/jacket with tapestry fabric for a while.  During the holidays, I saw some fabric at Joann's at 50% off and purchased it. My sister was with me and thought wow... that is really pretty fabric!  I cut it out immediately, and then it sat.  The more I looked at it on my table, the more I thought... really??

But, I hate UFO's so I started working on it.  I got the outside put together w/o the sleeves... and looked at it again and thought... really??   I put the sleeves on...still... really?  At that point I decided I had put too much money and time into it and I needed to finish it.  -- The welt pockets alone were a bear to work with in thick tapestry fabric (what was I thinking... these are my first welt pockets and I probably used the worst fabric).   I got some nice silk  fabric to line it;  I dug through my vintage button stash and found some buttons and finished the jacket.  I was in the mood for some hand sewing, so I put the lining in by hand while watching "My Week with Marilyn". 

I tried it on, and showed my husband who said:  It looks like you're wearing a couch.   I sighed and said, yea, you're probably right.  I showed it to my 10 year old niece and she said she liked it!  (um....).  I emailed a photo of it to my mom, who didn't really say anything  (um..... ) 

Here it is

what do you think?  I still kinda think... with a pair of jeans and a tee?  I like it....  but should I?

Here's the details

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty coat. I bet it looks good on you, and over jeans would be great. Hope you give it a try.
    I made a rayon dress that my husband didn't like either, and said I looked like a couch. But I liked it, and all the women liked it. Go with your gut.
    Vicky F