Sunday, 31 October 2010

talea time!

Coming into the colder weather and i finally got my wish! I have always wanted to make my own winter coat. I used the free pattern Talea on the Burdastyle website for my first try.
I was able to get my hands on a large piece of service-grade Barrathea (aren't i a lucky girl??!!) this is actually not available in the shops in case people make faux police uniforms with it...but i wasn't going to do that'll be fine!! The fabric is black in low light but has this gorgeous green sheen in the sunlight. (that bottom seam looks funny...i really should've ironed it before taking photos...groan)
It's gorgeous, but was a total nightmare to match with buttons!! I choose plain black in the end, because i was really getting nowhere...what i really wanted was a dull metallic type...buuuuut, it wasn't black plastic will have to do!It is the warmest thing...and is not bulky like my other winter coats.
I made a couple of amendments to the pattern such as adding a belt with belt loops and instead of using large topstitched pockets, i made two pockets in the side seams because i'm a hands-in-the-pockets kindof girl!
Yay! My winter coat dream..fulfilled!!!


Little Green Doll said...

Beautiful coat!!

lyds said...

It looks even better up close and personal, well done spoon, xox

John said...

cracker coat..glad it went to good use....have you tried e-bay for some military style (black and brass -perhaps? ;)) buttons? Ax