Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Winter Kestrel

Liddy's winter coat?
The lovely Kestrel by Clever Charlotte.
My absolute favourite coat pattern.
This will probably be the last time I make it for Lidia.
As this is the size 8, the largest size, with a wee bit of length at the sleeves.
Photo lightened to show fabric texture.
I used a lovely chetWynd wool remnant in a deep aubergine.
Liddy's colour de jour.
This cloth was perfect for this pattern. It gathered and draped so well.
As sweet Liddy is very sensitive to itches, I lined the back of the scarf with bemsilk.
Lidia chose some large wooden buttons and aqua thread to sew them in place.
So that I could change them in the future (if Matilda wishes) I used sew in poppers.
Liddy selected some Tula Pink Parisville cotton for the main lining and we went with bemsilk for the sleeves to facilitate easy dressing.
A pop of fun on the inside.

Would you like to sew one? I have a full tute here
But now I sew the collar like this 

Mmmm, perhaps Tildy needs a new one too.....

12 comments:

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    1. Thank you Colette, we are both pleased.
      xx N

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  2. The coat looks really good, inside and out. Never heard of this type of wool before and looking it up hasn't provided much information.

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  3. chetWynd was a fashion label Deb, I was lucky enough to purchase several 'bits' of their fabric.
    Thank you.
    xx N

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  4. This is ever so lovely, Nicole. And so very Liddy. I love the inside fabric!
    I really should make this!

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  5. Thank you Justine, I like the cotton lining in this coat. It gives it some body and enough warmth for our mild winters.
    I hope you get to make one, for a coat, it is a quick sew.
    xx N

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  6. Oh, this is gorgeous! I really love those large wood buttons with the deep eggplant. And the lining! Sumptuous!

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  7. Thank you Inder, Liddy is so sweet and kind, I love to make her feel special.
    xx N

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  8. It is so gorgeous! I love how special it is.

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  9. Thank you Christine, isn't that the lovely thing about home sewing?
    xx N

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  10. You always make the most divine coats and jacket! I love this one.;)

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  11. Thank you Cindy.
    Your Tula Pink rain coats are still my favourites.
    xx N

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