Sunday, December 19, 2010

Alex Gets a Civil War Great Coat the Second

 A while back I wrote a post about a coat I’m making for my brother’s friend Alex, and, because I know you are all dying to see the progress I’ve made on the coat, here is a little update.

When we last visited the coat I had made a muslin (rough draft) for Alex to try on so I could make sure I had the pattern perfected before I cut any of the expensive fashion fabric

Well I’ve sent the muslin to Boston and Alex had a fitting.  As can be expected there were a few problems.  Like for example, the hood was significantly too large.

Hey, how was I suppose to know that when Alex said he wanted his hood cloakish he didn’t mean he wanted to look like The Grim Reaper.

Not really, I made it big on purpose cause I didn’t really know what I was doing and I figure it’s easier to take things in than make them bigger—although I may have overdone it just a bit.

Well Alex has sent the muslin back to me and I’ve made a few changes, worked a little magic and now the coat looks like this:





Hey, it’s a work in progress—I never said it wasn’t. Give a girl some slack will ya? I’ve been off doing really important things like snowboarding in Tahoe.

But have no worries Alex, I promise to have this coat done just in time for summer….er um, wait that’s not right.

On the bright side you get a bonus.

Someone drooled on your hood!

I’m not going to name any names, but I’ll give you a hint.
 She’s small, fuzzy, extremely lovable, and not so bright.


But she sure is cute, even with the little drooling problem.
I really hope you're not allergic!

Until Next Time
~Melisa & Cordelia

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