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?
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