Posts Tagged ‘Vogue 8346’


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.


The trench has sleeves

September 28, 2011

So there’s a little icon on the right hand side of my blog indicating that I signed up for the Trench Sew A Long in June 2010. This means I’ve had this trench coat hanging over my head since then. I got it all cut out and then my cat got sick and my husband’s grandfather passed away, and we adopted his cat, and my first cat got better, and the house was full of family…oh and then I got promoted and have been running full tilt ever since.

But I finally made progress on the coat and, after several tries as usual, I got the sleeves on it.


As of last night, I’ve also added shoulder pads and finished the lining and pinned it in place. Now I just need to do the belt loops, sleeve features, hemming and buttons and buttonholes.

…I may never get it done.


Update on my trench coat

August 22, 2010

I’ve written about my trench coat project over at the Trench Sew Along blog. You can read it here:

My cat has been diagnosed with Feline Infectious Peritonitis so it’s really just a matter of time and we’re enjoying her while we can. She still has a decent quality of life though and she likes to hang out with me while I sew. So I keep sewing, and she keeps helping

More projects to share soon!


Another grand plan

June 27, 2010

As if the world didn’t have proof enough that the best thing I do is bite off more than I can chew, I have signed on to the Trench Coat Sew Along.

I need a coat. I’ve never made one before, so I figured it was time I gave it a try. I’ve bought some grey-taupe fabric and I plan to use Vogue 8346 as a basic pattern.

It may be a bit before I get to actually constructing the coat. I still need to find some lining fabric… and sew through the large pile of fabric on the futon in the sewing room.