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What did you sew today?

dressed2atee | Posted in General Discussion on

Hello everyone,

Here are the pics of my new “spring coat.”  This is the first thing I’ve made myself in a year!  Too busy sewing for others.  I’ll post my grandaughters Easter dresses soon.

I used the short coat and tie belt.  I didn’t do buttons since it wrap around me a bit more than I expected.  I made it in a size 14.  I usually wear size 10 ready made. I didn’t want it to be too snug over suits and clothes that I wear to work.

I’ve gotten so many compliments.  A lady even complimented me on  metro escalator!

Happy sewing,



  1. marg | | #1

    The coat is beautiful. You said Metro as in DC metro? marg

    1. dressed2atee | | #7

      Yes, are you in the DC area?

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    rubyminky | | #2

    You did a great job, and what fabulous fabric! I'm not surprised someone stopped you to say so.

    1. dressed2atee | | #6

      I got it at Hancock's last year.   My resolution this year was not to buy anymore fabric until I use the stash I have.  I have a small fabric shop in my house!!!

  3. jatman | | #3

    Very nice job!  Great style and fabric!


  4. flossie | | #4

    Great effort - looks fabulous. What type of fabric did you use? Is it lined?

    Look forward to seing your other photos. Regards Pauline

    1. dressed2atee | | #5

      Thanks.  I'm not sure what the fabric is called.  It is soft brused on the right side and the inside is white.  It feels almost like a flannel back table cloth.  I got it a Hancock's last year.  No it is not lined.  I did french seams on the inside.  It has side seam pockets.

  5. Action Dreamer | | #8

    Hi dressed2atee,

    I do not think I could resist if I saw you in your beautiful new coat, I would  have to ask where you bought it!

    You have done a superb job of selecting the perfect print, with the perfect pattern with the perfect smile.  Your whole look shouts: " it's spring and I'm happy."

    Thank you for sharing your creation.

    Action Dreamer

    1. solosmocker | | #9

      BEautiful job, on the sewing and the design. Please post more of what you sew. This is one of those inspiring outfits.

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        blondie2sew | | #10

        Amazing!! "Dressed to a Tee" Well you epitomize that to a Tee with your new spring coat...and I will make another post because it deserves to have it said more then 3x's....I would have stopped you in the Metro as well!! NY Fashion at it's best!! You done Fabulous Girl!! I want one!! How Sheik....Thanks for posting..and Yes post more pics!! Love Love Love them

        1. cynthia2 | | #21

          Hi Blondie.  You had asked for a photo of the aquamarine jacket when it was finished.  Well, I just finished it yesterday and here's the photo.  I worked out beautifully and, in fact, I think I'll make another in a warm caramel color that I have in my stash.  First I want to work on the handbag that Marion32 designed, though.  I leave for Paris on Wednesday, so all projects are going on hold for a week until I get back - probably with a suitcase full of fabric!  Best, Cynthia

          1. MargieT | | #23

            What a beautiful jacket! Congratulations! Could you tell me what pattern it is? I can't seem to find it in the thread.



          2. cynthia2 | | #25

            Hi Marg.  Thanks for the compliment!  It's Vogue 2919.  I lengthened the jacket 2".  I'd recommend you double check the sleeve length as well.  It runs a bit short.  I'll lengthen it about 1/2" next time.  Best, Cynthia.

          3. MargieT | | #27

            Thanks for the pattern number and also the tips.  It is a lovely looking pattern and your jacket did it justice.Marg.

          4. dressed2atee | | #29

            Yes, I have been sewing since I was about 10.  Wow, that means I've been sewing for 35 years.  Hadn't really thought about that.  Time flies when you're having fun.


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            blondie2sew | | #24

            Wow Beautiful!! What a great job!! See you too need to live by me so we can sew together and I can gleem from your wonderful work!!Paris wow...have a great time then come back and post some wonderful fabrics you bought to let us all drowl over!!

          6. dressed2atee | | #30

            Very nice!  I love that color, you could probably find a million prints to go with it.  Have a safe and fun time in Paris!



          7. fabricholic | | #32

            Hi Cynthia2,I love your jacket and the color. I hope you have a great time in Paris. Sounds so much fun, especially the fabric shopping.Marcy

          8. solosmocker | | #33

            Beautiful jacket, Cynthia! I love the fabric and color. That color could work with so many nice prints. Have a great trip to Paris and fabric shopping. I am sooooo jealous!

  6. MaryinColorado | | #11

    I like your coat, it looks like it makes you feel happy to wear it as well as others feel happy to see you in it.  It really is very stylish and cheerful way to welcome spring!  Nice work!  I like the idea of the french seams inside too.

  7. fabricholic | | #12

    Nice job on your spring coat. I would love to see the french seams. Thank you so much for posting pictures.Marcy

  8. ChristineAnn | | #13

    Beautiful coat!  I only do a little bit of quilting at the moment, but now I am wondering whether I should give dressmaking a go.  I did do some dressmaking years ago but I was never that pleased with what I made - so maybe I should try it again. You have inspired me!


    1. dressed2atee | | #14

      You should really give it a try.  I find pattern instructions are much easier than when I first started sewing.  There are so many nice beginner patterns to chose from also.  This pattern was a Very Easy Very  Vogue I had in my stash.

      Good luck and happy sewing,



      1. ChristineAnn | | #15

        I think I wll give it a try - my daughter just rang me to say she had nothing to wear - she said she has nothing to fit (she is in the early stages of pregnancy - very early!) so maybe I should make her some loose tops to cheer her up, I am sure loose tops would not be too difficult. I will have a look for patterns.


        1. sewingkmulkey | | #16


          I'm sure your newly pregnant daughter will appreciate any tops you make her as the maternity clothes are too large for those early stages.  I always churned out a few outfits for my daughters when they were pregnant making semi-fitted (not too loose) tops and slacks with elastic waists.  Those outfits got them through a couple months before they actually "looked" pregnant.

          Good luck and feel free to ask any questions.



          1. ChristineAnn | | #17

            It is years since I have made anything, and even then I only made a few things!  Can you recommend any pattern makes and numbers for me to use?  I live in Belgium and my daughter lives in England - but I should think I could order patterns online.  My daughter is arriving for Easter late tonight, so I can 'measure up'!


  9. ctirish | | #18

    Excellent job, beautiful coat.  I wrote the pattern number in my patterns to purchase file. Fabric is perfect for the style and time of year.  jane

  10. dionna | | #19

    Hi dressed2atee I LOVE your coat great fabric choice where did you get the fabric? That will be nice for my neice so she can stay out of my stash. I will start on a spring coat to night after the fabric is dryed I prewash all of my fabrics that I use for myself and children after all of my hard work I whould hate my cloths to shrink.Love the coat. 

    1. dressed2atee | | #31

      Hello, I purchased that fabric a year ago at Hancocks in Maryland.  Hope you find some.  Sorry I can't remember the name of it.  It was on one of the bargin bolts.  It cost about $3.97 a yard!

  11. SAAM | | #20

    What lovely work you've done! Like everyone else, I love the fabric you've chosen. I'm often a bit conservative in my fabric choices. You've inspired me to look for something a little more exciting.

  12. LindaFaye | | #22

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED your spring coat!!! I really have been thinking about making one for myself, something cheerful like yours!  Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. blueflamingo | | #26

    Terrific Spring Jacket!!!!   Loved the material you used, you deserve lots of compliments, I don't know how long you have been sewing but it looks like you will have to get used to getting lots of compliments. 

    1. dressed2atee | | #28

      Thanks so much!  You are so kind!

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