Sunday, June 1, 2008

Red BWOF Trench

Marji's great coat sew along is well under way with a private shared blog to track the experience. One hundred sewists are participating, with ten signed on in the role of resident consulting experts. Marji's stated goal is to lead a group of people through the process of tailoring a winter coat. Several of us have started out the journey planning to sew trenchcoats, but I will probably switch my primary project to a winter coat.

But here is my plan for the Burda trench #128 from January 2008.

Fabric: red wool gabardine
Underlining: not selected yet
Trim: gray and cream synthetic python
mottled buttons with a dull finish
gray buckle

My first task will be to select an underlining fabric. The gabardine is very fluid and light weight. They python trim is rather beefy, with a knit backing. I think the gabardine needs something behind it to support the trim.

1 comment:

Marji said...

just a thought that you might want to experiment with. How about taking a look at some of the fusibles? From the fusible Acro to the fusible Armo-weft, and see if just fusing a line under where the trim is to go might be enough to support the trim.
I'm of a mind that you might not be wanting to underline your whole gabardine coat.
Why don't you post this entry over on the SewAlong blog and ask for input from people like Els and Tany and Kathryn, and anyone else who may also have informed opinions from having done such a project.