I bought some nice mint-colored piqué fabric for a jacket. Two years passed and was still no nice mint-colored piqué jacket in my closet, and there was a trip dawning on me… I improvised and cut a coat. And for the sake of parsominy (of my effort, of course!), I decided to use the same pattern for two more coats. Well, with some alternations, for sure. The sandwich child was already featured in this blog , while the rest is quite a novelty. The mint-colored one is a darling! I love it so much that I am not sure if it survives a year. Ok, it has better survival chances that the skirt, yet I am doing my best to even those up.
By the way, as I bought this fabric for a jacket, it was also enough for a jacket. I improvised again! Now you see a nice mint-colored piqué coat with mint-colored water-proof sleeves and facing.
The last coat is quite a baby yet. This is cotton lace or else madeira stitching on organza lining/interfacing/whatever. I SAW this coat in mind’s eye, I saw this fabric, I bought this fabric, I washed it,.. it turned into some wrinkled mess. What did I do? Improvise! Let’s strengthen the cotton with organza. I did – it worked. Now I need a warm day to shoot a look outside. Until then you should make your imagination work: