Saturday, January 31, 2015

Who made a coat?...MsKRS did!

Hiiiiii to to my folks this good Saturday!...Just now getting in from checking on one of my friends that hasn't called me in too long.....She turned out to be just fine; when I showed up she was having a card party...We had a good ole' time....
Now I don't know if you good folks know but I had planned on a big project; which was the Lolita Spearmint coat....I ordered the pattern online and had it for a few days before I just had to cut that flounce out and see what it was all about....the pattern cut out and ready to go was just as awesome at it was sewn up....(I'll show y'all the pattern all cut out too)...then it sat on my sewing table for a couple weeks with me making little progress here and there; like me fixing the pockets and pinning the lining fabric....I have never tried a pattern so extravagant as in doing a lining and so many other details.... I have made a jacket and other warm wear before though.....Maybe one of these Throwback Thursdays I'll repost my makes.....
I can say this coat makes me HAPPY....It could have been better but its done and I made it...Learned a lot too....I was going to try and press it a bit better but I cant do too much heat; its iridescent out the outside...While messing with the seams it left a glittery residue on my iron....I gotta get that off...Mannnn this fabric is just the bee's knees too....I found it at Fabric Mart....I actually didn't know it was shiny like that; but when I opened it I was more than happy to cut into it and make my intended coat...I actually planned on getting this fabric for this particular project...I usually just go to my stash and sew what grabs me at the time... but this coat needed a bit more attention.....I may run it through the dry cycle for a few minutes to relax it more...but I like it now just the way it is...I kinda wanna make it again but Cali weather didn't even really call for this one....Hell I wore a thin, knit top I made out of boredom a while ago with my coat today, and its sleeveless!....I was HOT!....Gotta love Cali weather and I do...I do indeed.....
Well any questions or comments just add 'em here....Piccies now cause Imma get ta' rambling like always! LOL! 

All cut 17 pieces...sheesh!

MsKRS and the Lolita Spearmint Coat (short version)

Shot of the back......needs a good pressing....or maybe me wearing it'll do....

Side view.....

Winter Schminter! LOL! 

Pretty lining? that....

Its warm! :)


  1. I love it and the lining is awesome!

  2. Why thank you... I originally had some Lilac colored organza but I kinda wanted it a litle more

  3. That coast looks like it was difficult to make. You did a very good job Chris! Keep up the good work.

    1. I sewed one of the flounce pieces on wrong at first! Lol But other than that it was fun! Thank you! :)

    2. I sewed one of the flounce pieces on wrong at first! Lol But other than that it was fun! Thank you! :)