Tag Archives: V8548

Opening Up Rear Bound Buttonholes aka Having A Nervous Breakdown

One of the very last stages of the coat is opening up the rear of the bound button holes on the coat facing. Everything else is done. The lining’s inserted. The hem is hand sewn. The shoulder stays have stayed … Continue reading

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Hem Weights

At the eleventh hour of my make on the V8548 coat, I decided I needed hem weights for the corners of my coat hem. There can be a slight tendency for these corners to curl, I think because of fabric … Continue reading

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V8548 Coat – Done!

I made a coat. I. Made. A. Coat. I MADE A COAT! There are more construction details to share, but I feared a mutiny if I didn’t show you the finished item first! After a final, six-hour sewing marathon I … Continue reading

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Hemming A Wool Coat

It was a dark and stormy night… No, I’m not talking about this week’s gales; I’m referring to my ongoing wrestles with the V8548 coat. Fear not, faithful band of patient readers! As Marie and Claire both suggested, the second … Continue reading

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V8548 Toile

For anyone who claims that sewing blogs are exercises in self-indulgent narcissism, I’d direct them towards this photo. How uncomfortable do I look? There’s nothing flattering about a toile – that’s kind of the point. There’s nowhere for fitting issues … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Coats

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – or it soon could be. There’s been a certain amount of fluff and silliness on this blog and you may be thinking, Well, come on, then. What … Continue reading

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