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SWAP Review/ Trench Sew-a-long

October 1, 2012

Okay, so my final push to finish my SWAP allowed me to take advantage of the rule that allowed for a couple of items to be started before the SWAP start date. I was running short on time and realized that I already had a partially complete coat: The Trench Sew-a-long coat.

I finally finished it!

This coat started as Vogue 8346. I selected the double breasted version, shortened it, increased the fullness of the skirt and added some trench coat features such as the epaulets on the shoulders. I also added pockets and pocket flaps because I need pockets.

While I know it is not perfect, I do wear it fairly regularly when a lightweight coat is helpful to have.

Here is another shot, closed:

And here is the lining. I love making neutral coloured items and then lining them with something bright:
Hopefully this coat is just the first of several coats as I have more ideas to work with yet.

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Bowing Out Gracefully

April 25, 2011

Okay, I am now officially stating that I will not meet the deadline for SWAP 2011. There’s just been too much going on im my life lately with my new job and its related problems and challenges. I still intend to finish the items in the plan but it will not happen by the end of this week (I still have a blouse, two dresses, a blazer, and a pair of pants to go).

Instead I’m going to focus on my trench coat from last summer and the skirt that I’m making for my sister for her upcoming trip to Trinidad – that’s after I finish the final touches on my Vogue 8701 dress.

At  least that’s the plan for this week.