Things have been mighty busy around these parts. The week after Thanksgiving included a massive furnace and water heater installation, a visit from my friend Andrea, and a trip with her to Michigan to take a two-day fitting class. (The visit and the class were fabulous - I'll be telling you all about it as soon as I can gather my thoughts!) I'm settling back into my far less exciting routine now, which today involves lots of laundry. But the sun peeked out for a while this afternoon, so I thought I'd better take advantage of it to get a few photographs. I have four finished items to share over the next few days. You've seen a couple of them already, but not on a body. So today I'm starting with the coat.
I did wear my coat last week when I went out to dinner with Hubby. Gotta say, I felt pretty fabulous in it! However, I chose to wear an A-line skirt that day, and the pegged shape of this coat pulled it in at the bottom in a way that was borderline dorky. I think this coat works best with slim pants, skirts or dresses. But no matter - I still felt glamorous, especially since I had the sparkly pin on it. Here are a couple of pictures so that you can see how the shape looks on a body. It definitely accentuates the hips! If you're afraid of that kind of thing, this is not the pattern for you!
The little wrinkles at the hem where the facing meets the outer are still visible after all. I may go back and re-sew that section at some point, since that bit was done by hand. Other than that, I don't really think I left anything else unsaid about this coat in my Mega Post, so I'll just share a few more pictures.
These gloves are by a company called Warmen. They were very reasonably priced, and the quality is really great. They're buttery soft and come almost up to my elbow. I really like it that there's a clear sizing chart on the Amazon listing, so you can figure out what size to order. They do run small, since I believe it may be a Japanese company - there was a price tag in Yen attached!
I have a whole set of accessories for this coat: the pin, a vintage Vera scarf (shown in these photos), the long gloves, my pumpkin-colored hat and a new grey Infinity Cowl that I just finished this morning. Here's a sneak peek of them, but I'll save the pictures of the coat with the cowl and hat for tomorrow.