Monday, September 17, 2012

Midtown Trench Beginning

Fall is in the air, and I find myself in need of a lightweight coat.  I've decided on Indygo Junction's Midtown Trench.


I first paid attention to this coat when I saws it on Patty's post.  Hers was made from a black/white print and cute as can be.  I like the pleats in the back, the slightly belled sleeve and big collar.  The fabric is a textured burgundy something or other--in other words, content unknown.  It's beefy fabric, and the back is brushed.

I made a muslin, and decreased the ease in the front princess seam a bit, so it eased in better.  Other than that, the only changes I made was to lengthen the coat.  The pattern calls for an unlined coat, but mine will be lined.   Today I cut fashion fabric.  Next, I will cut and fuse interfacing.   I'm going to fuse the entire front and the back yoke.

So, it's started.  I need to focus and get it done in the next couple of weeks because the temps are cooling down fast.  Seems like I'm always late for the show!



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RhondaBuss said...

Cute jacket. Great choice for a fall jacket.

Jen S said...

What a great looking jacket - i really like the back detailing. Look forward to seeing yiur finished version.

Patty said...

Can't wait to see your finished jacket! Somehow I feel like I want to revisit this pattern and make another :-)

Sharon said...

A very stylish jacket and trenche coats are in the air, starting mine in October.

Karin said...

You aren't the only one whose sewing falls behind the seasons! This looks like a beautiful coat pattern and easy to wear too. I look forward to seeing it made up in your fashion fabric!

Uta said...

This is such a cute pattern! And burgundy is on all the fashion radars right now. I'm sure you'll love this coat and wear it for more tha one season, so who cares when you started it? (I can't sew fall gear in summer either!)

Carol said...

What a great pattern! I haven't seen this before. I'm really looking forward to seeing your finished product.

Malady said...

What a fabulous jacket! Can't wait to see it made up :)

Lori said...

This will be a fabulous coat, can't wait to see it. Have fun sewing.

Irene said...

This looks like such a wonderful coat. Perfect project for September! Can't wait to see the results.

Aminat said...

Waiting eargerly for the finished jacket...It will be stunning am sure

Linda T said...

Cute pattern. I'm sure your coat will be perfect!

Bunny said...

I've been eyeing this pattern for a while, Gwen. So I will be watching closely. I know you'll give us all the details.

shams said...

That will be very cute, Gwen!

Kyle said...

Oooh! I can't wait to see how you do on this one. You always make fabulous jackets!

Diana said...

I love that pattern. Anxious to see your coat!!

Dallas said...

If you need name tags conference then this is where you should turn.

Rosy said...

This is a great choice for fall! I cant wait to see the fabric you used and all your progress on this project ... looking forward

Cennetta said...

Nice coat for all the reason you cited.

Rosy said...

This coat is beautiful, love all the details in it! Looking forward to see your version ...

velosewer said...

It's never too late to make a coat or a trench. I made mine before the humidity set in this week. I hope you get to make it too. It's a lovely style.

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