Today Cris is sharing her version of my Da Bomb coat. For those that don’t know Cris, she is my best friend, Brazilian. We met though a local sewing class in 2009 and I share all her makes.
The funny thing is that if we place ourselves in a sewing spectrum we are quite different. I’m a #fabricaddict with an unruly stash. Cris only buy one fabric at a time for specific projects. I like complex projects, challenging patterns and trying new things. She likes to sew easy projects, that she could finish and wear it. I love blogging but if I don’t nag her and take a few pictures to share what she makes, all her makes stay hidden. Yim Yam of sewing!
Just shows that there are so many approaches to love sewing. You can see some of her previous makes: V8560, Burda 8123, Burda 7735. The burda 7735 coat killed her sewjo and It took more than 6 moths to get her sewing again!
We sew a lot of small projects together. A great excuse to spend the day chit-chatting!
Most of this project we made it together as she never used bias before. She even told me off because I didn’t have a tutorial of ‘how to add bias on clothes’ on the blog. Ok Cris, I will write one just for U!
The pattern is the belted wrap coat from BurdaStyle 10/2012 #101, note I made #103. She traced size 38. The pattern offers 3 lengthens and she made the collar a lot less dramatic closing with a brooch. The fabric choice was inspired by mine and its also a blanket. Her is a fleece she bought at Primark.
So warm and cosy.
I personally think this length ask for a hood. Easily drafted! The only seam she followed my advice for a felt seam was the collar and overlocked the rest. She likes it fast! Looks neat.
The belt is from one of my coats as she is searching for something suitable. She isn’t sewing one!
Cris loved this so much she will now try to make it again all by herself. Go Girl! Ps: The rest of my sewing club is also looking for blankets to make this coat. I cannot wait to have a picture of all of us wearing it.