|MMMAY'14 Day 6|
However, I feel like my peacoat deserves its place on this blog. It may show some wear, unlike the new makes I've been posting, but it's one of my favorite garments in my closet. I made it at the end of last Summer and have worn it a lot ever since. I wore it most of Fall, part of Winter, and since it's pretty chilly these days, it's getting worn a lot in Spring. It's always appropriate, goes with everything and I invariably feel good wearing it. It's wonderful when a hand made item becomes such a staple. If you want a versatile coat, make a peacoat!
|MMMay'14 Day 3|
When I muslined it, I found the fit was pretty awful. It was very roomy, which you wouldn't expect from the illustration, and there were diagonal drag lines and all kinds of fit issues, but the collar looked great. I chose to spare myself a lot of trouble battling with this pattern and decided to graft the collar and fronts onto a Burda pattern with similar bones. I chose pattern 121 from the June 2012 issue of Burdastyle because it has shoulder princess seams and no shoulder pads.
Do you have a handmade garment which has become a staple in your closet?
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