A year after sewing the Goldstream Peacoat with my husband, the time had finally come where I feel like tackling another big coat project! This time, the coat was to be for me, though. The pattern I chose is the Diana Coat by Viki Sews. It’s a beautiful classic single-breasted coat pattern with a vent… Continue reading Viki Sews Diana Coat
January & February There are two projects I need/want to complete at the start of the year. First, I want to finish my VikiSews Diana coat. At the time of this writing, I estimate I’m about 25%-30% done with it. I still need to sew the sleeves, tailor and sew the undercollar, cut out and… Continue reading 2020 Sewing & Making Plans
Once again, I sewed something inspired by a favorite RTW garment in my closet. I have two plaid flannel button-up shirts that I purchased a few years ago. I love wearing them during the colder seasons and finally sewed my own version which fits better. To draft my pattern, I once again made use of… Continue reading Button-Up Bliss
Last weekend, early September 2019, I attended a sewing retreat hosted by Zuleeg, a German fabric manufacturer/weaving mill located in northern Bavaria. On the first evening of the retreat, we got a tour of the mill and a first-hand look at how fabric is made. I recommend this article for basic information on how weaving… Continue reading How Fabric is Made: Visiting the Zuleeg Weaving Mill
A first timer’s experience sewing a tailored peacoat for and with her husband.