2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

February 25, 2014

STICK A FORK IN IT, I'M CALLING THIS PROJECT DONE...

...I set a goal to complete my Fearless February project in two weeks. but alas so much life happened.   Never the less, I stuck with it and now Vera is finished.  I did learn something  about me and tailoring - once I start it, I just don't know how to turn it off.  There's always one more thing to add to it, then another, and another so it takes up soooo much time.  I keep promising myself that I WILL yet make a coat or a jacket with NO TAILORING at all, but that never happens.

No picture wearing it yet because daily temperatures are currently reaching the mid 70's.  However, our weatherman is promising a return of the polar vortex in just a few days.  What my Grandmother said is still true; "Spring doesn't officially happen in Georgia until Easter".

I took the challenge and conquered this fabric; now I saw today that Victoria has extended Fearless February through March.

I'll have to decide if I want to start another fearless project.  Right now I really need a little palette cleanser; something nice and easy and simple and knit probably from a TNT pattern.... 

58 comments:

  1. Vera looks very nice and I love the color.

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  2. Your coat looks great! I too love the color.

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  3. It is so pretty. I cannot wait to see it on you.

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  4. Your coat looks great and I love the colour! I've never made a coat but I'm thinking of tackling one this coming winter. I hope I can get it to look as good as yours.

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    1. Thank you Shelly! I'm absolutely positive that you can make a coat too!

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  5. Of course it's gorgeous Faye :)

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  6. It was definitely worth making slowly - and now you have a lovely, very well made looking coat!

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle! Love the shirts you made.

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  7. wow! I love it! I have a dress that I'm lining ok trying to line like forever! lol but the garbage can is calling her lol! lol!
    Helen

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    1. Don't let your dress succumb to the garbage can calling Helen. You can do it, and thanks for your comment!

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  8. Faye, I seriously have coat envy now, lol! Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Candice. I went overboard with coat envy this season. I still hope to get one more short one done.

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  9. You might be done but it's a good done. Your coat looks fabulous.

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    1. Thank you Queenie, can't wait to see yours!

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  10. WOOOOOOT FAYE!!! now THAT'S a coat. come on polar vortex we need a shot!

    you could always do up a quick no-tailored, unlined coat for the global warming days. cause that jammy takes like one evening. i should call mine a no-coat.

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    1. Love your terminology Oona and thank you so much! I really need to make a no-coat real soon.

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  11. Beautiful, Faye! I love the style - the off center buttons and funnel-ish neck!

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  12. It is BEAUTIFUL! What a colour! And our polar vortex has succumbed to a polar vortex (according to my work friend's analysis). It is beyond cold here. Entirely miserable. So I wish I had your weather reprieve. Or a house in Australia!

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    1. Thank you. I feel so sorry for my northern friends. Try your best to stay warm!

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  13. Congrats on conquering that fabric and making a gorgeous coat.

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  14. Way to go, Faye, it looks great.

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    1. Anonymous2/26/2014

      Two words...WELL DONE!!!!!
      Mom.

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    2. Thank you so much for all the encouragement Mom!!!!

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  15. You completely your coat by the original deadline and it looks great. I can't wait to see a picture of you in it. Nice job.

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    1. Thank you so much Andrea!

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  16. What a gorgeous looking coat, LOVE it!!!! Challenge completed, congratullations!!!! Can't wait to see you wearing it!

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    1. You have been my inspiration for coats all season long - Thank you Tany!

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  17. Fabulous coat Ms. Faye!

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  18. Beautiful Coat.. Great job..

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  19. I know exactly what you mean about the pallette cleanser. Maybe a couple simple tops will do? Your coat looks wonderful, very nicely tailored and I can't wait to see it on, not that I'm wishing you more cold winter weather!

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    1. Thank you Bunny. I learned a lot from you and followed your information.

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  20. What a beautiful coat! I love the color, and the shape is a bit Jackie O, isn't it? It was well worth all the time and tailoring!

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  21. Congrats Faye! It looks great, but what does your mother think? :)

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    1. My Mom says that she loves it Kyle. Thank you!

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  22. Your coat is stunning! I've always liked the funnel neck on this pattern, the buttons & the seaming. Hey, I should just make one for myself!

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    1. Thank you Patty. It is a nice pattern and you should try it.

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  23. Okay this if FABULOUS! CONGRATULATIONS!! on meeting your goal! I love how you declared it DONE! Yes...always one more thing to do. This turned out great! You must be well pleased!

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  24. That is gorgeous Faye!! Sorry I haven't been visiting awhile. Hope you are doing well. Look forward to a pic of you in it! :)

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  25. Thank you Far. Glad to see you here!

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  26. I think it's beautiful. Those shades of blue are very flattering on you.

    And we're expecting a foot of snow Sunday night, and single digit temperatures, which started yesterday, until Wednesday. So you'll probably get to wear your pretty new coat, but hopefully not be as cold as I am!

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    1. Thank you Marjie. Don't think I'll get to wear this heavy coat, it's 66 degrees today. Good thing about it is It will be all ready for next winter.

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  27. Can't wait to see this on you! I'm sure you look fabulous in it and all of your hard work shines through.

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  28. I hope you do get a cold snap - that lovely coat deserves a very good outing :)

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  29. Hats off to you, Faye! Your coat is a right work of art.
    Thank you for the information about the hemming gadget, not very useful if you have to wait for it to cool down before touching it... but the idea is really good!

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  30. Very nice coat and thank you for the kind compliment. Hope to whip up another one this weekend. :-)

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