I'm such a tardy blogger. I made the Sewing for Boys housecoat over a month ago. The fabric is an old flannel sheet my mother in law was going to throw away. She knows to check with me first on these things and I happily rescued it. Didn't everyone have these sheets at one time? They remind me of that infamous hospital blanket that every newborn in every hospital seems to get wrapped up in.
It wasn't until I read Meg's post that I realized what had happened with the front pieces. You do indeed need to attach them together before cutting out your fabric. As I was sewing I kept waiting for the moment it would come together, where I'd have a magical pocket unfold but it never did and then slowly it all started to make sense. I kind of matched up the stripe--but not really.
One change I did make was to sew the belt directly onto the back of the coat. This way it won't get lost and there won't be that endless tug of war with the strap being too long on one side, too short on the other.
Loo likes it because it makes him "cozy". He also thinks it's hilarious to have a coat for in the house. Beri is madly in love with it. Every time it comes down off the hook she dive bombs it and makes me bundle her up in it. Perhaps she had these sheets in another life!
Hmmmm, what else is new? Spring Tops!
I have 1 1/2 completed and I'm just waiting to take pictures. I even wore one to work this week and I blended right in with the rest of my business casually dressed co-workers. I attempted my third last night. Tired and cranky sewing is never a good idea and I messed up two attempts at a Wiksten tank (which seem to be the most popular pattern right now over on the Flikr pool). Leave it to me to not be able to sew a simple pattern.
I'm also stinkin' excited for KCWC. I'm making a mental list of
my Loo and Beri's spring clothing needs. I'm starting to seriously consider rain coats but that might be a bit over ambitious. Anyone out there ever sewn a rain coat?