Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Coat for Annie-rella

I realize some (probably most, actually) of you won't know what the title of this post refers to, but it's a play on the title of a Cinderella cartoon my sisters and I watched (quite frequently) when we were younger. I think the granddaughters watch it now :) 
Anyway, I've finished my winter coat! Just in time, it seems, too, as the forecast for this week leaves us in the 30s most of the day and the 20s at night (but I love cold weather, so that's fine with me). Overall, I'm very happy with the way it turned out. It's not perfect, by any means, but most people won't be able to tell, and if I wear it enough, I'll probably forget too. I think there are still some minor tweaks I can do to make it less imperfect, but that's not a problem at all. 
The outter material is a nice teal basketweave (80% wool), and the body lining is also wool--a lime green gabardine :)  I used some gray satin Momma sent me for the sleeve lining. I was concerned the basketweave pattern wouldn't stand up to the wind, but so far it's proved sound. I was actually hot walking home yesterday in the wind (admitedly though, it was an uphill battle in the afternoon). This morning, waiting for the shuttle, I was quite comfortable, despite the "real feel" being 22 degrees with a chilly wind blowing! We'll just have to see how it does the rest of this week--it's supposed to keep gettin' colder. 
My favorite part, though, is the lime green lining :)


  1. Awesome!!! I love it! What a great job. I have some fabric that I'm hoping to turn into a coat, but I just totally screwed up a shirt, so I'm a little nervous. Love those colors.

  2. Yay, very cute! I bet it's fun to wear something you made yourself. I think of the days of my great grandma, who made ALL of her dresses and clothes, and she always looked stunning. You look perfect in it!

  3. I LOVE IT!! and it looks so good on you :) MY favorite part is the pretty lady inside it!

  4. Thanks, Beth! Though I'm thinking I'll re-do it sometime soonish.. I'm not so happy with it anymore. Meantime, it's still pretty warm :)