I have been busy being festive and working so I haven’t had the chance to blog, although I have a lot of garments to showcase.
Do you remember the bright blue tartan I bought at the Sew Brum Meet Up? I wanted to make a chic blazer but I was being picky about patterns. As it’s Winter I decided to make a sort of overcoat and here’s the result of that decision! I used this sewing pattern for both the outer fabric and the lining in a size large.
If I bought this RTW this would have cost between £60-£150, probably more! I’m sooo proud of myself, it looks different and well made too, yay me!
I like how my hand made hat matches it too (bonuses)! I lined the coat with fleece to make it warmer, I do wear layers which helps to keep warm.
What’s also good is it’s reversible so I could wear the tartan on the inside… but why would I do that? I feel much more fancier wearing it as I did above!
Needless to say I get a lot of looks when I wear this, which is often, and I do get complimented on it. When I say I made it, the shock on their faces makes it worth the make alone.
I want to make another 2 with press studs, but it’s just getting the time to sew. I want to find some black tartan so I can make a more subtle version of this, maybe for the warmer months.