It may be the last unofficial week of summer here in the US, but we are so ready to talk about sewing pea coats for fall. In case you missed it, we’re about to kick off our Fall 2015 Sew Along. This time we will be sewing Vogue Patterns V1467, the pea coat pattern by Anne Klein. Joining us as sew along co-host is Rachel of House of Pinheiro. Rachel is a really talented home sewer and we always want one of everything she makes. Did you catch her hugely popular Instagram meme that just finished, #sewphotohop?
Here’s the working schedule for this sew along:
|8/31/2015||announce sew along schedule|
|9/7/2015||picking fabric and pre-treating it|
|9/14/2015||making a muslin|
|9/21/2015||Prep work; cutting your fabric; marking your pattern pieces; underlining (if applicable); creating bias binding; reinforcing and stay stitching (Steps 1-2, step 11, steps 16-18)|
|9/28/2015||Front: Attaching pockets & side seams, topstitching (steps 3-8)|
|10/5/2015||Back & back lining: (steps 9-22, 35 & 37) and sleeves: (steps 23-29) Sleeve lining.|
|10/12/2015||Facing & lining assembly ( Steps 30-34 & 38-40) and Collar (41-54)|
|10/19/2015||Hem and Finishing (55-58)|
|10/26/2015||Buttonholes (59 -64)|
|11/2/2015||Parade of finished coats|
Below is a blogger badge for sew-alongers. Just copy and paste it to your blog, but please link it back to this blog (blog.mccall.com). We will set up a Flickr group this week where we can share our construction and progress photos with each other. Hashtag is #v1467sewalong.
Two things we always get asked about participating in sew alongs: One, do I need to sign up to be in the sew along? No, there is no sign up. You can let us know you’re participating by leaving comments on posts here and on Rachel’s blog, tagging photos on your social media with #v1467sewalong, or posting photos to the forthcoming Flickr group. Or, you can participate quietly on your own without leaving any kind of social media footprint. Your call!
Two, what if I can’t keep up with the schedule? No worries! Relax, this is a go-at-your-own-pace sew along. We will leave all the sew along posts up indefinitely so you can reference them in the future. If you feel like you have to stick to a tight schedule you won’t enjoy yourself as much.
Next week Rachel and I will both be talking about choosing fabric for our pea coats. Stay tuned!