Zebra for coat
Originally uploaded by a2thstudent
I'm finishing up a late Christmas gift and then off to trace an Ottobre jacket pattern 5/2009 #6 for this fabric. After much consideration and lots of opinions, thanks ladies, it will be official today. Since the snow is so reflective, I think it will be a good day to trace on the window- cold, but good. My husband has committed to watch the dog and play with her so I can get this started.
Since this will be my first Ottobre pattern, a muslin is definitely in order. I'm going to test the fabric as well for changes that may occur when ironing/pressing with a cloth and at different settings. No washing for this coat since the fabric is a silk/linen upholstery fabric.
I've washed the cotton flannel and am considering interlining the front and back for warmth but will decide that after I get the fashion fabric cut out because it might be heavy enough. Really, can I ever be too warm?
BTW, the high today is 28 F without the wind and it's still snowing. I helped dig someone out yesterday because they got stuck in a driveway. Where do I live again? This weather is definitely different. We're nearing a foot of snow today- happy sewing.