Saturday night, my daughter and her husband invited both sets of parents to their home for a "Wii" party. It was a lot of fun. What better way to spend a cold, rainy evening than with family and good food.
I surprised my daughter with this jacket:
The fabric is a red cotton twill, ordered from Hancocks. It's top-stitched with white thread, doubled in one needle. This anorak has a casing above the waist. It's tied with white cording. The collar also has a casing around the outer edge, with cording. Cord locks on the ends.
Here's the back.
As I was cutting the coat, I knew that the fabric wasn't as beefy as I wanted. I went to my stash in search of an underlining.
I had a wild cotton print--by Alexander Henry-and decided on that. Underlining the coat made it a good weight, plus reduces wrinkling. This is the underlining:
I made this coat for myself last fall in navy blue, but I want this red one. It's on the queue.
I started tracing the pattern for the spring coat. I got derailed the last few days with starting this blog and learning a new camera, and didn't get as far on that pattern as I would have liked. As Gilda Radner said, "It's always something". Dontcha know it?