These are the most amazing coats I have ever seen. Of course, there were workshops on this technique, which I was not lucky enough to get to. Who am I kidding - even if I knew how to create this felt, I would never get around to actually making enough fabric to create such a coat. Well, I can dream. Notice - I don't dream of owning one of the coats created by someone else - I dream of being able to create such a coat. Is there something wrong with my thinking? Life would be so much easier if I didn't always think that I have to make everything I dream of.
Of course I didn't leave empty handed. I finally have my very own Soho coat pattern from the Sewing Workshop Collection, which I've been "thinking about" for ages. (Even got to talk to Linda Lee - the designer!) What looks like black, is actually black and brown herringbone printed velveteen (so soft) and the other fabric is an absolutely luscious Italian wool for a pair of trousers. And that little bit in the front of the picture is a small piece of the softest black leather. I need a very small piece to patch my mother's gloves. (That was the "excuse" for buying the leather in the first place.) The rest will be - who knows - piping? binding? - well, some sort of accent on some sort of a jacket. I'm determined that it will not sit in a box for years before it gets put to use!
Sorry - we're back to that time of year when outdoor photographs are next to impossible, so it will be back to figuring out something in terms of decent enough lighting to actually show things decently in pictures. This was just a quick shot on my cutting table, and obviously, though well enough lit for me to cut - not nearly well enough lit for a decent picture. I'll just keep on trying!