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It got one wear at least...

I got these patterns last year from my friend in the US. I finally made the waterfall coat from some delicious raspberry wool. This is from the fabric sale I go to... $4 per meter!!! It is a bit fuzzy on one side and shiny and smooth on the other. It is beautiful and soft and perfect for this jacket. I just got rid of my wool coat I bought about 25 years ago. Sounds like eons, but in Brisbane it got worn only on cold days when I was going out, it got a lot of wear when I bought it but mostly for going into and back from work, so really not a lot of wear on a day to day basis. I saw it had worn through a couple of months ago so time to go. Don't get me wrong, I knew it had to go years ago but I wasn't working for 12 years so wasn't budget for it or real need either.

It seems all my photos will be in the work lift. Sorry I know they are terrible but I just don't have a good photo set up or the time (mostly no inclination). I had my backpack and walking shoes on. I messed up the dart in the front of the shoulder on one side. Nothing you'd notice but it just slightly puts the waterfall of the front out (not that you see it in this photo with the backpack on). I think I'll put some shoulder pads in it though. I have tiny shoulders and I made this a 12 I think so I could layer under it but I should have made the 10. I was surprised there were no pockets in this pattern so I added lovely deep ones. I have only worn it once. I was the hottest winter here with the average temperature being 26 degrees (ha so not winter) so by the time I got to it, it was too hot. Next year I'll see it I need to add a belt as it kind of swishes about. I'll need to wear it more.

I also wore the New Look 6549 pants and the Simplicity 9437 top to work for casual Friday. I got a lot of compliments for the pants. It's a really great pattern with the perfect amount of flare for me... I get a little overwhelmed with too much fabric swishing about my legs. I'm a fast walker so I feel like the fabric will get trapped in my legs and trip me over... probably not likely but that's how it feels.
The top is a great basic pattern that is quick to make and the fabric would make it look different. I have some small cuts of silk that I'll try and make up for a work 'uniform'. Some more of these pants too. I think I'll hem the top a little sorter though.. I like a top to finish at my hip bone. 


  1. That waterfall coat is AWESOME--such a beautiful color on you! You have made some really nice wardrobe pieces. I am a fan of the NL6549 pants and S9437 top too. I have been looking for pants with a style like that, but am tentative of the legs being too wide. Those are perfect.

  2. Everything looks great. I think I bought that same wool and I made it into a moto jacket but it was too hot to wear it this Winter.

  3. I have always wanted a pink coat, thinking it would instantly cheer me up on a cold winter's day. Yours is really pretty. Love the waterfall collar. Your casual friday outfit is a great look too.

  4. I love the colour of that coat - great score on the price too ;o) Yep, we hardly got a winter and now it is stinking hot already.......

  5. That coat is such a beautiful colour, that no one will notice anything else! Just gorgeous. I hope you have a cool winter next year to make the most of it.

  6. Three really great sews! Your coat is beautiful, in style and colour. Our non-Winter was a real disappointment in the wearing of good coats - I have things I never wore this year. The pants are so modern and trendy, and I love that top pattern too.

  7. Oooh love the coat, and the top and trousers look great too. Some real wardrobe builders there.

  8. SO stylin'!!! What a great job on all of them! I really like that coat...

  9. Whew! I was wondering why you only wore that great coat once. It's gorgeous.

    I LOVE THAT STRIPED SKIRT!!!! And your pants. Such nice looks!


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