All my life I have wanted to make myself a white wool coat.
It’s been on my to-do list since I was about 6.
Well that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but just barely.
But there have been many roadblocks in my quest of a white coat.
Mainly I couldn’t find fabric that I absolutely loved—or could afford.
White wool is EXTREMELY expensive.
I’m talking $80 or more a yard expensive.
And when you need 3-5 yards for a coat, things get ridiculously pricey.
But then one day light, hope, and inspiration came into my life in the form of a white wool remnant.
So I purchased it.
And I drooled over it.
And I petted it.
And gave it a nick name and talked to it like it was my best friend from elementary school.
And I designed at least half a dozen coats to make from it, and then decided the designs weren’t glamorous enough for this fabulous piece of fabric.
And then I came up with a design that just felt right, but I was too scared to actually cut my beautiful baby, so I made a sample coat.
And then I wore the samples around a bit and decided I approved of the design.
So then a few months ago I manned up and cut my beautiful fabric.
It was a joy to do.
Except that cutting heavy wool is a serious chore.
And cutting a whole coats worth is an even more serious chore.
And I got blisters on my thumb from my scissors.
It’s such a rough life we lead here at Hart Designs.
ROUGH I tell ya.
And then I worked on my coat a little bit here, and a little bit there, and then finally, after a long haul this weekend, I finished my dream coat.
And it looks a little something like this: