Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Ottobre Trench is Finished





My niece's trench is complete, yea!! Ottobre 4/2006 #23, size 140 with extra length. The fabric is Nanette Lepore from a coop. I did not line this coat, thought it wouldn't need it for a spring coat and the fabric looks great on the inside too. I used the wrong side of the fabric for the belt loops and welt pockets. My niece is into American Girl dolls, so I scraped a trench like coat from the little fabric scraps I had. I added welt pockets to the doll coat. This is the first time I have done welt pockets, not too bad but I need to practice more. The flower pin was from a Husqvarna card, I use this on my purses, too. I really like the punch of color it adds. The cuff straps suggested a buttonhole, I didn't see the need. Instead, I inserted the cuff straps into the loops and sewed the buttons to hold the strap closed.













7 comments:

  1. It's magnificent, very well done!

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  2. Fantastic! Your work is beautiful as usual. . .

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  3. Oh that is just the cutest!!! I love the fabric and the buttons. What a great idea. Your niece will just love it.

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  4. That is darling! I love the added flower and the matching doll coat. Your niece is going to love it so much!

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  5. That is a great coat! And I love the flower. She is a lucky young lady to have you sewing for her.

    Susan

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  6. stunning...simply stunning....

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  7. your coat has me speechless!

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