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Posts tagged ‘Butterick 5824’

  • The Gertie Coat: Outer Collar Posted on March 13, 2013

    I can’t tell you how excited I was to start in on the outer collar.  It made me feel like I was rounding the bend with the finish line in sight.  Plus the collar was going to be a fun challenge… Felix nabbed this picture of me as I was going about tracing some bodice… Read More »

  • Work in Progress: The Gertie Coat Posted on March 12, 2013

    I really should stop calling Butterick 5824 the Gertie coat, but this late in the game I can’t help it.  I think you all know exactly what I’m talking about when I say the “Gertie Coat”. Anyhow… after finishing up 4 of my sewing WIP’s (all skirts) I was debating starting something completely new to change things… Read More »

  • Pocket Detail on B5824 Coat Posted on October 22, 2012

    I spent my Friday night and the vast majority of Saturday working on my coat.  I feel as if I really didn’t get that much done since I was primarily working on correcting some seams in my bodice (more on that later).  But I did get my fun, little pocket detail done after lots of… Read More »

  • What’s on my Needles Posted on October 18, 2012

    My blog has been pretty Coat & Tailoring heavy the past few weeks, I decided that I was going to change it up and talk about my current knitting projects instead. Last weekend I commenced picking up stitches and doing the short row shaping for the second sleeve cap on my Accessory to your Spring Suit Jumper.  This means… Read More »

  • Steaming The Roll Line: Before and After Posted on October 17, 2012

    I got a great comment yesterday from both Charity Shop Chic & Chris and asking why my collar looks so flat instead of all rolled and shapely due to all of my pad stitching.  My response became so long I felt like it deserved a post on its own. My collar looks quite flat since I… Read More »

  • Final Tailoring of my Gertie Coat Posted on October 16, 2012

    After nearly sewing all day on Saturday and in bits and pieces on Sunday, I (surprisingly) finished all of my hand sewing/tailoring on my Gertie Coat (aka B5824).  What’s even better is that I’m nearly caught up to where Gertie is in her sew-along even though I added all of this additional tailoring work!  :) This was a… Read More »

  • First Steps of Tailoring Posted on October 11, 2012

    Hey peeps!  Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA, I’ve been sick the past few days.  Seems the fall sickness is hitting everyone and it’s finally made its way to me. I finally had some energy last night and started working on my coat once again.  I’ve slowly been coming to the conclusion that Gertie’s sew-along… Read More »

  • Final fabric and Notions Posted on October 2, 2012

    Not too much to report today.  But I am happy to say that I’ve collected all of my fabrics & notions for the Gertie Coat Sew along with Butterick 5824.  The middle color is the main color of my coat and I found this medium grey wool at the far left to use as my contrast… Read More »

  • All Sorts of Updates Posted on September 28, 2012

    Time seems to have gotten the best of me the past few weeks.  My 9-5 work schedule has gotten exceedingly busy which has oftentimes left me drained by the time I get home from work.  Isn’t work a bummer sometimes?!  But Gertie’s coat sew-along has revived my desire to sew once again which makes me… Read More »

  • The Second Gertie-Coat Muslin Posted on September 27, 2012

    I’m happy to say the second muslin for the Butterick 5824 coat (aka the Gertie Coat) is much better, but still does need some work.  For the second round, I switched to my handy waffle weave muslin fabric which is much stiffer (with more body) that better simulates a coating weight fabric.  I’m thinking this alone has… Read More »