She makes her coats from sweaters but I had some leftover fabrics from Halloween 2 years ago that I wanted to use. Very cool so far but it's like running a marathon on the serger!
I am not making a very heavy coat - just something light to wear. I have fleece to make one for when it gets colder. I am using a commercial pattern for mine so making the upper coat part and then adding hat and skirt. Not sure what is up with commercial patterns but I always have to cut down the shoulders. Weird. Plus, based on the pattern sizing, I should wear a 14 (actually wear an 8). Well, the pattern that is supposed to fit my measurements is too big. Just a crap shoot when working with commercial patterns I guess.
SO I have the upper of the coat done except for the sleeves and zipper. Will work on the putting the sleeves in first and then switch to working on a giant hat! Once the hat is attached, I will have a better idea what length of zipper I will need to put in. The skirt is going to be a challenge - so much sewing! Still, can't wait until it is done and then I can start on the next one! Once the coat is done, I bought some cool tulle-like fabric to make a crinoline/underskirt. Going to be fantastic. My sister is getting married in September, might wear it for that! She is having a very casual outdoor wedding so can wear whatever I want! Add some fun into the festivities!
Just taking a break to write this - back to putting in sleeves! Having a blast but it is hard work! Will sleep good tonight dreaming of twirling in my new coat!