Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sydney Wrap

First, many thanks to readers of my blog who offered sympathy, suggestions and perspective on my Sydney jacket.  Special thanks to Helen near Sydney and Colleen from Tessiti.

I have finished. Hooray!

mine, finished.

Leather trim was an interesting option.  But...
  • I have limited knowledge of sewing leather.
  • Though at times, I fly without a net, the previous mistakes made me cautious.
  • There is probably a great way to make lapped 3/16th inch seams with leather, but I don't know it.*
  • I was able to cut the new piece from my wool/cashmere scraps with just one splice.
two remnants lapped

Here you can see how much I relied on pins to insure a decent lapped seam.

The rest of the construction was easy, fun, and I am happy with the result. The only change I made was to top stitch all of the hems

such sweet pockets tho mine are a bit small
I look forward to wearing it. The low tonight will be about 26F (-3C) so it should feel great.
It is done and I am glad to move on.

the back: not too bad

Yep. It's a wrap.

* tape or glue, maybe.


  1. This is so gorgeous! I'm sure you'll enjoy wearing this.

  2. I think you came up with a great solution. Looks very much like a original style line.

  3. Congratulations! Look perfect from here!

  4. What a save! That color is fantastic and I live the collar. Have fun keeping warm and looking stylish.

  5. I appreciate you sharing your mistake and the steps you made toward your solution. Your coat is lovely and I am sure you will receive many compliments.

  6. I must have missed a post. How did you recut your pattern to make it right?
    The coat looks great!!

  7. Oh sorry, I finally found the post where you show how you did this. Wonderful! You will love this coat for a long time, I'm sure!!