I have to admit to being a little nervous about the pea coat. It took so much fabric and it’s such a statement piece (especially in gold sweatshirt fleece!) that I was afraid I’d make the wrong size or never wear it or something. Well, I don’t know why I was worried! Suzanne’s patterns are always top-notch and spot-on for sizing and I am in love with the color!
I think I like the idea of the detachable hood more than the actual hood itself. I’m planning on making another next year and I’ll try to figure out a way to incorporate the hood into the collar itself (plus, this hood it totally going to be lost by then ;P) I love the flattering princess seams in the front and back – they’re perfect for a full figure.
The only problem… One of the problems with having your husband as your photographer is that he doesn’t tell you to get back inside and iron your clothes… Sigh…
The Telluride Top is currently my favorite shirt. I’ve been wearing it non-stop since I finished it a few weeks ago! It’s flattering and fits well “out of the box” – this is my muslin! I love how the hood sits inside the neckline and can look like it’s part of another layer. I already have several fabric combinations sitting in my to-do pile. I did the hi-lo hem and really like how it turned out.
The SOS pants is a pattern I’ve been holding out on for a while now. I haven’t been able to decide if I like myself in skinnies or not, but I figured this tour would be the perfect time to find out! I made several muslins in both knit and stretch denim before making these ones. I actually dyed some white stretch denim (this is one of the first times it’s worked so well for me!) and used a slightly smaller seam allowance. I still haven’t decided if I like them on or not, but that hasn’t stopped me from wearing them all over! I’ve also made a pair of the straight leg version and really like them. In fact, I’m wearing them right now!
The Gizmo Garage is probably one of the funnest patterns I’ve sewn in a while. I’m not a big bag maker, so it’s always nice to switch things up a little. The pattern has a lot of pieces and looks confusing, but it is so well-written and organized that it goes together crazy-easy! I’ve already started on a second one for a friend and I have a feeling it might become a go-to gift!
I made the largest size, and as you can see, it holds my laptop perfectly. I used this gorgeous fabric I got last year at the Puyallup Sewing Expo and have been hoarding for the project. I think it’s Cotton+Steel, but I didn’t save a selvedge and can’t for the life of me find it by Googling! Whatever. The fabric is amazing, the bag is amazing, it has a ton of space and lots of pockets (which I love) and will get a ton of use by me! Thanks for stopping by!