Sew-along materials, a photo by rebeccawip on Flickr.
I have been searching for a couple of weeks, surfing the net, going to every fabric store i know of and forcing poor Marie-Pascale into showing me the fabric stores in montpellier. this was so hard to decide on because i needed so much fabric, it got absolutely crazy expensive really quick. I wanted a fairly inexpensive option because i'm not exactly a great sewist to say the least lol! this coat will really be stretching my limits!
i think, even though i spent more than i had wanted, that i ended up with a decent option.
The dark gray is a wool/polyester blend and the pink is 100% polyester. i had hoped for all natural materials but...uh...too exhorbitant. Even this put me back 150 euros once i add in buttons and thread and pattern. And i have yet to get the interfacing.
yikes! i could almost pay for my MA retreat ticket with this stupid coat! i hope it turns out ok!
I almost got this 100% acryl-ick for the coat.
I decided against it even though it was half the cost of the wool. i mean, 10% acryllic shell with 100%polyester linnig...might as well just wrap myself up in saran wrap. excellent breathability, right? it did catch my eye though - very pretty! the plaid lines on it that you can barely see in pic but which were lovely irl were sparkley :D
you know what really made me change my mind though? they were trying to make this a wool-like acryllic. well, it felt worse than scratchy wool up against my neck. i mean, come on they could have chosen a merino to imitate rather than whatever sheep they use for lopi yarn lol!
dont let the smile fool you - it wasnt the lovely texture that had me smiling. this was a "gosh i'm so embarrassed and i look like such an idiot trying on a roll of fabric and getting a random stranger to take my picture" smile. bridget jones eat your heart out.