For realsies…

I have the bare bones set up for the Trench-Sew-Along.  Check out the blog site.  We are still in our infancy, still working out the kinks.  I still have to upload the header image and start populating the links.  There’s plenty of time to sign up if you’re interested.  Just leave me a comment on either blog and we’ll get you started. 

Here’s what I’m thinking of in terms of schedule:

  • August 14 — September 15:  Pick out pattern, trench coat research, fabric/notions gathering
  • September 16 — October 15:  Work on trench coat, commiserate, learn and don’t give up
  • October 16th or soon thereafter:  Wear trench coat bursting with pride and wonder.

Again, this is a work in progress.  If things take longer, they take longer.  No one’s going to get in trouble for not finishing or at all.  This is supposed to be something we enjoy, something from which we learn.  I want it to be as stress-free as possible.   Most likely, mine won’t be finished by October 15th since you all know by now how s.l.o.w. I sew.  But here’s to hoping!

Right now, I am considering McCalls 5525. 


BUT, it’s double breasted and I really wanted a raglan sleeve, single-breasted coat.  I am coming up empty handed on my search so far.  If any of you can point me to a pattern like that, please point away.  I am trying to steer clear of Burda patterns right now as I am already direction challenged and their directions, from what I hear, are a nightmare.  I love their designs, but want to improve my sewing chops a whole lot more before I try their patterns.

In other sewing news, I made some progress on my capri pants, but did not yet take any pictures.  I won’t be able to work on them again until Friday, but hopefully I will wear them this weekend.  I LOVE wearing something I’ve made; there is nothing better than that feeling.  I hope it never gets old. 

Happy sewing!


3 responses to “For realsies…

  1. Oh this is SO COOL! I will do this with you! YAY! LOL I have that same pattern picked out already!

  2. A trench sew along is such a great idea. I’m thinking of joining. In the meantime, I thought I’d share with you a link to a pattern for a raglan sleeve, single-breasted trench coat pattern, it’s pattern #225 from

  3. Daisy, please do join the trench sew along! We’d love to have you. Do, do, do!!! And thanks for the link. I will check it out.

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