I've realized that it is getting cold outside and I've decided that a coat is in order. This Summer, the idea of a coat was all I could really think about. I kept putting it off and for good reason, I had never made one. Of course you have blazers and light jackets, but when it came down to it, if you haven't gone to the attack of an actual "Coat", you haven't really delved into "fabric".
A few weeks ago, I made the jump, but before I even dared to tackle the fabric, I took a look at different online courses that would help guide me in the right direction. Because I subscribe to Patternreview and Burdastlye I felt those two should be the starting point for more information. Here's the kicker,,,just as I was finishing my coat Burdastyle came up with a cute quiz that helps you decide which courses to take according to the direction that you want your sewing skills to go. That little nudge of direction would have been very helpful to me last month. However, I began my project with a look at a blog I found last year, Ten Thousand Hours of Sewing.
Last year this young lady (Known to me as) Victoria, went through a personal experience with James McFarland and his dynamic tailoring techniques. Her blog made me feel as if I were taking the courses with her, only I wasn't actually present to get the real deal. Boy was I green, but now I have the opportunity to have a similar experience with Gentleman Jim because he is now teaching Master Fit: Advanced Tailoring on Burdastyle.
Needless to say that with this project I didn't have his help, but I will definately be having him next to me on some of my future projects. So, here is my very first COAT!!!!