A couple of you admired my coat fabric in this week’s post, and were excited about the possibility of sewing your own coat too, but admitted you were fearful of coat sewing. I’m curious, what scares you about sewing a coat? (And how can I help?)
What’s getting in the way between you and the beautifully-sewn coat of your dreams?
Is it the tailoring? Does all that work seem like too much of a time investment? You could whip up at least two or more dresses in the time it takes to make a coat, but what would you rather have in your closet? Is it the actual sewing that seems intimidating? Some of you were interested in the sewing steps as I make the coat – what kinds of things would you like to see?
Or the fact that coating is expensive and so are the rest of the materials required to make a coat – and you’re afraid of screwing it up? Perhaps it’s because it’s such a large and important project, that even choosing the perfect pattern and the right fabric is scary?
I’ll admit, it’s the magnitude of the project that stops me from sewing more coats. It’s such a big sewing project – both time-wise and material-wise. I’ve been guilty of starting and not finishing a few projects this year. I really want to, that’s not the problem – it’s the fact that personal sewing gets pushed aside for business-sewing. I can imagine that many of you are in the same boat – there’s only so much free sewing time in our busy lives!
Now I’m committed – I have to make it this season! If you’re fearful of sewing a coat, I’d love to show you tips and tricks along the way to help with your own coat-sewing adventures! (And I think I’ve picked just the right pattern too – more to follow!)
So tell me: what scares you about sewing a coat?