As you can see from the widget on the right, I post reviews on PatternReview.com, a great site where sewers of all experiences can review patterns and share their creations and any tips/problems associated with any given garment. It's a fabulous source of information and inspiration.
The site regularly holds contests, more to motivate people to sew than to create crazy competition. :D Having been a member of the site for a number of years now, this is the first time I'm entering a sewing creation into a contest. It's for a lined jacket that has set in sleeves.
I have a couple of lined jackets in the hopper already, but this contest is for a new creation started after March 1, 2011 and ending April 30, 2011. Still, maybe making something new will motivate me to finish those past projects, too.
The pattern I am making for the contest is Butterick 5145, using View C with the sleeve tabs and back tab from View E.
photo of back from Butterick website
Mine will be made from red wool with a black cotton velvet collar and buttons, and a grey, red, black and white striped lining. The wool and lining came from Joann Fabrics, but the cotton velvet is from my stash.
Probably the wrong time of year for making a new winter coat, but with Chicago weather being what it is, I'll likely wear it before winter is up! :\
I have that pattern and have put off making it forever–my last attempt at a coat did not go well. I’m anxious to see how you like the pattern.
I’ve made a few coats over the years and have been wanting a new dressy coat for the past year or so. This will motivate me to get it done!