Saturday, February 04, 2012
Making a Katwise Sweatercoat
After seeing Kat featured in the current issue of Belle Armoire magazine, I purchased her tutorial on etsy and have started my own coat.
It's been fun!
First there was finding enough wool sweaters at our local thrift shops - then washing and drying them all. (Each coat seems to require about 20 sweaters!)
I threaded the faithful serger - not totally confident that she would sew through the heavy layers, but she is a champ!
Right now I have the bodice, skirt, waistband and two strips sewn along the bottom of the skirt. Not sure how many more I will add...
Then it is on to the sleeves, finishing the front edge and the hood.
These are a lot more work than necktie skirts!