Long time no posting. Again.
Its not that I haven't been sewing, I have. See my instagram feed. It's just that I haven't been feeling like snapping images.
But I have been feeling like making plans!
And I have a plan to sew myself a fully water, wind and cold proof parka (I hope).
|Laminated wool - from left and right side|
It all started with this fabric. I spotted it at Abakhan in the "buy by the kilo" bin right after I had started my pea coat(still not finished, practicing my button holes). I figured since one coat was already in the makings it was way too soon for another one.
And then I did some online shopping, which was a huge ass FAIL! The quilted down coat that I ordered fits me, sleeves are a little short as usual but...the description of said down coat stated that there IS A HOOD. There is half of a hood. That looks like a circumcision gone wrong.
(The only reason I bought that damn coat was what if we gonna have another rainy windy winter that is not suited for a wool jacket?)
Fast forward to this week. I still had that laminated wool on my mind. Stopped by Abakhan, almost 100% sure that it is all gone. Lucky me, it was still there. YAY!
|J Crew Chateau parka|
I will loosely base my parka on the J Crew's parka above. Ok, it will be pretty damn similar! Sue me for liking J Crew.
I have been trying to plan all the sewing a head, I even wrote down construction order to make my life wee bit easier. I also will try to use up as much supplies from my ever expanding sewing stash as possible. I have the zipper, snaps, warm interlining... I might even use my crazy-ass scull print poly satin as lining.
I do have to pick up a shit ton of seam sealing tape.
One thing I need to figure out is how to sew all those pockets to the fronts without using any pins... and decide - to do fur or no fur?