Sunday, October 17, 2010

the “just in case we win lotto” coat

It is finished. finished jacket

It should have been finished some six months ago… but hey let’s not dwell on that. It is finished now - just in time for the Perth summer.

finished jacket 2

I’m rather pleased with it. Lots of lessons learnt in the process of production – most notably don’t procrastinate just get it done!

finished jacket 3

There is one awfully dodgy button hole. I ended up abandoning the sewing machine and finishing by hand… but if you didn’t know about it you wouldn’t notice.

finished jacket 4

And those sleeves came up top notch in the end. I’m rather chuffed with them.

in her coat 

Not too many photos of the girl dressed in corduroy and flannelette - after all it was 29°C here today.

thirsty work

Wearing so many layers was thirsty work.

The good news is that Ms. M is ready to head north for the winter on the off chance that we win lotto.

28 comments:

  1. It is gorgeous Sal, so lovely. As for 29 degrees, gees man I don't think it made it over 15 here and bitterly cold wind too!! Bet you don't want to swap even if it means more jacket wearing

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  2. She looks really cute in her jacket. It would have been perfect for the weather we are having over here at the moment. I like the covered buttons.

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  3. Stunning!!! Love the buttons especially.
    Come over here, we've had snow, sleet and hail this weekend, she'd be dresses perfectly.

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  4. Just wonderful! Well done you! I so want one for ME!

    What do we want? Procrastination! When do we want it? Next Week!

    :)

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  5. I hope you win the lotto - that coat deserves as many outings as possible. Its really cute! I love the way you have covered the buttons with the polka dot feature.

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  6. oh how fabulous! those covered buttons you've done look amazing as well. no need to win lotto, just need an evening bbq, still pretty damn chilly out there in the evenings! well done on getting there, it looks at it was well and truly worth all that hard work.

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  7. It's so lovely! You've done a fabulous job! You could always come and visit us in Tassie, she'll get heaps of wear out of it down here, it's absolutely freezing!

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  8. I LOVE it! If you ever decide to give it on I'll buy it as a work of art! :)

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  9. it's totally ACE! You have done a really great job of it & should be very proud! Even of buttonholes. You rock... they are hard! Well done!

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  10. That is absolutely adorable. You will either have to a) hope it fits next year or b) have another baby so that she can wear it!!!!!!

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  11. Its gorgeous!

    Maybe there will be a cold snap?

    You could always make another one exactly the same in the next size up. You have six months to fisnih it ;-)

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  12. That is gorgeous Sal! I would totally wear it (care to whip one up in my size?)

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  13. Sally! that is so great! You are so clever!!!I love it, maybe it might still fit her next year. x

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  14. Looks beautiful! Dont worry the crazy weather we are having it will probably snow there next week!

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  15. Oh Sally it's just stunning!! You should be sooo chuffed and over the moon!! YAY! And she looks just adorable in it. xo

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  16. that coat is absolutely fabulous!!! Good luck on the lotto win! Or you could just put the aircon on full blast to make full use of the coat!!

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  17. sally that looks so great! Wow, suitably impressed, fingers crossed you and your beloved's could go on a wee trip to Paris to sport the fabulous coat...

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  18. I know that coat has been a pain in your butt, but my goodness it is a work of art!

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  19. A move to the East Coast Maybe - we have had odd weather here. Even down to 11 degrees here in Brisbane.

    The coat looks great and is one of the ladies in the last photo pointing to her?

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  20. Oh, the coat and the model are super sweet! Sometimes we need little lessons like this to remind us not to procrastinate. Still, there may be a cold snap!

    :)

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  21. That is soooooooo gorgeous!! I love the buttons :)

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  22. very very beautiful, be very proud- and make sure you stuff her into it next year!

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  23. Woo hoo the coat looks great Sal you clever thing. xo

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  24. It's turned out very very nice. I hope she gets a bit of wear out of it after all that hard work!

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  25. That is just gorgeous. Lovely cord!

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  26. Yay it's finished and how adorable does your girl look in it. Great work!

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  27. Absolutely stunningly gorgeous!! I LOVE this Sally great work ( she says adding the 'to finish /start Mr 4's coat that I cut the pattern for months ago' to my mental to do list )

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  28. That is such a beautiful jacket!

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