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Completed: Goldstream Peacoat by Thread Theory Designs

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The first project from my #MakeNine2018 plans is the Goldstream Peacoat by Thread Theory designs.  We were packing up to move from California to Oregon and it struck me: "Tim, do you have a winter coat?" Because I hadn't seen him wear one for six years, and he might be needing it! Since I love making coats I volunteered to make him a nice peacoat. 
He wanted a very dark charcoal, so I found a nice midweight wool (#316376) from Mood and Tim picked out a red plaid cotton blend lining (#316000) - if I was making a coat, he wanted a warm coat.  Black leather buttons, also from Mood and interfacing from Sew True Supply (aka the good shit).

I cut a size M based on his measurements and made a quick muslin.  The only alteration from the straight M was to move the shoulder point in 3/4" - he did not want shoulder pads, otherwise it probably wouldn't have needed any adjustment at all. I made the classic version, Tim wanted the epaulets, pockets, all of it.

This was my fi…

My #2018MakeNine Sewing Plans

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Last year I made a short list of some ambitious sewing projects I wanted to tackle in 2017, and not only did I cross most of them off the list, but they were all at least fairly successful, I would say!  So I was inspired by the #2018MakeNine posts to sit down and think about nine projects I'd like to make this coming year. In no particular order:

Thread Theory Patterns Goldstream Peacoat - for Tim. I already bought the fabric, and am working on a fit muslin, so this is my January 2018 project.
Papercut Patterns Otsu Jeans - formerly known as the Peter and the Wolf trousers, now in front fly jeans form! I've developed some pants-making confidence this year, and have a lot of stretch denim and twill in my stash that will work for this pattern.
A plaid wool moto jacket, using KwikSew 3764. I also already have a few possible fabrics for this and a muslin cut out. The theme is "I already have the fabric in my stash", since I'm leaving my job in a few weeks to move to…

Completed - Sasha Trousers by Closet Case Patterns

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Jalie 2680 - "Stretch City Coat" in Windblock Fleece

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I love to travel, and I love to use an upcoming trip as an excuse to sew something new!Next month I’m headed back to Seattle, one of my favorite American cities, and I decided I should make some outerwear for the trip.I’d had the Jalie 2680 Stretch City Coat pattern in my “to sew” pile for a while and decided the hooded version would be perfect.

I also had 3 yards of this black perforated windblock fleece in my stash that I bought last year from Califabrics.com.It is medium weight, has nice stretch, and a soft fleecy interior.
Since I anticipated rain, I decided on the hooded view. I cut a size U based on my measurements.There are a lot of pieces, with seaming and topstitiching details, but the construction is quite simple.I made this on a Saturday while battling a cold and it was still easy!!
I used a 90/14 ballpoint needle and had no problems sewing it with the machine (hand-tacking was a bit difficult which I chalk up to not having the right needles for the job).
I decided to tuck…

Faux Leather Jacket - Butterick 6169 by Lisette

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This will just be a short little post about my just finished asymmetrical zip jacket, Butterick 6169.
Described as: Semi-fitted, lined jacket has shoulder pads, seam detail, welt pockets, exposed zipper, and two-piece sleeves.  I want to make myself a full on moto jacket at some point, so I'm working my way up to, starting with this pattern.  I made a muslin for a straight size 12, and only made two small changes: First, a swayback adjustment. It was very roomy at the small of my back, and I know it's described as semi-fitted, but I didn't like the look and I took out a few inches back there so it would fit close when I had it zipped. Second, the pocket bags are not drafted for adult human hands. They are crazy small so I drew them large enough to put my hand in them (see the picture above? Her hand can't go any farther in!) Otherwise, it was a great little jacket pattern.

I spent about a day working on this, there's not a lot of hand sewing, just the lining at the…