This is the view in my sewing room and I like what I see. The fabric & interfacing have been spot-pressed, pattern alterations are complete and I can start cutting this weekend.
After much comparison and review of patterns on hand, I decided to use this one out of Bernina My Label pattern-making software:
I sewed this muslin mock-up back in July 2008, and used the bodice for the blue sparkly jacket and the cosy autumn jacket. Part of my work was to add more wearing ease suitable for a coat.
We shall see... So, what is new with me, you ask? I will have a normal weekend with the husband for the first time in a month (yippee). He had to work every weekend in September, and took some Tuesdays and Wednesdays off to catch his breath. You would think I sewed a lot during those weekends, but nope, I had a cold for a while and then caught up on housework when I felt better. Now I wonder what is new with you? Anything fun planned for the weekend? Are you sewing a coat? I am seeing a lot of coats out there in blogland.
Hope to have more to share soon!
PS Learn more about spot-pressing fusible interfacing in Pam Erny's tutorial on her blog Off the Cuff Style. So much of my knowledge comes from Pam's blog - I am so grateful to the sewing virtuosos like Pam who share generously with us in the online sewing community.