And things did work out. What can I say, I live a charmed life? With 15 days left in 2010, I was offered a grownup job and 2 days later I found an apartment. I finally signed an employment contract on the 4th, and turned a year older on the 6th, leaving for the first vacation in 5 years on the 7th. Now I'm back and have 2 and a half weeks till my job starts. I plan to spend this time relaxing, doing some visiting with friends, and sewing new clothes for my job. The last few weeks have been moving, wrapping up the postdoc work, and running around buying furniture (more shopping than I've done in a year.)
I'd been sewing all along, but from October through oh, today, my life has been really hectic and my blog was the first to get neglected.
It's tempting to blame the looming stress of potential unemployment and homelessness for the outcome of this coat (at the time, I would completely forget where I had put my car which made picking up furniture really difficult!) but I honestly don't think I've made a mistake. This coat is Burda 09-2010-101, a petite dress coat that I thought would be pretty marvy in a light wool coating. I traced and cut a size 19, which is my size, and this is what happened.
I have it pinned just shy of center front and am only wearing a t-shirt underneath. There is no hope for this if I were to wear, say, a sweater. Extremely impractical for New England.
|Front view, much more snug than anticipated.|
|From the back, it's not so readily noticeable but who wants to stand in a corner all day?|
From the magazine photo, I get the sense that you're not supposed to wear this closed. Maybe it fits the model like a sausage casing as well and she just opted to leave it open?
|Burda 09-2010-101, not to be viewed from the front. Ever.|
|So promising. Maybe in a larger size?|
Here is a photo of the lining, if you're inclined. The fabric is lighter than a melton, heavier than a gabardine. To be completely frank, I am a little disappointed in the quality -- it was pilling as I was cutting and marking. Maybe, given that and the possibly backwards sleeves, this should head straight to wadder heaven?