Attempt to prepare 2 coat patterns for the 2 coats you think you can sew.
(what? Am I attempting simultaneous sewing? I am out of touch with reality!)
I am replicating this coat for Kelly, my stepdaughter. She dug around and found this coat she had worn in high school. Nothing like a nice classic wool coat! But it is too small :)
I took apart the coat (a la LindsayT's coat lining project for her daughter) and used half of it to make pattern pieces. I left the other half intact, to serve as construction guidance.
After making fitting adjustments and sewing a muslin, we had a fitting today and the final pattern is ready to go. The neckline and shoulders fit perfectly and the rest of the adjustments were straight forward.
The biggest excitement in my life is the steam pressing machine I procured. It is the large rectangle kind that opens like a clamshell. I should have it by next weekend, Oh yes, there will be some steam pressing and interfacing fused and just all-around-general-ironing fun.
Because I am a seamstress and that's what we do.
Happy Sewing and HAPPY NEW YEAR!