I was thinking about this today as I happily made light cotton tops and thought about light summer skirts,
Do you sew for the season your in or do you look ahead and start sewing some warmer things before the season is upon you?
Thinking about raincoats and warm long sleeved tops seems so far away doesn't it? Yet I feel compelled to start hoarding warmer fabrics ready!
I really sew for the season , I am in. I tend to like summer sewing best of all..But when winter approaches.. I will start thinking of corduroy,flannel,etc.
I really want to make a raincoat..A lady in the colette pallete challenge, made one.It was adorable.I have never made a coat..[and REALLY dont want to,ha] But a raincoat..........maybe .........someday.............in the future?????
[Cathe, can you believe, Iam saying this????ha]
I haven't really thought about it, but I have never made anything wintery really. I think it is because I am afraid of anything not cotton. But I am actually starting to think about it this year, I would like to make a little cape for autumn.... hope I am up to it. Like Diane, I am just following challenges and seeing what happens (although Diane manages to finish things and not just think about them in her head like me !)
I can't imagine being a good enough sewer to make a raincoat, you girls are on fire!
Charolette...soooooooooo funny [good enough to make a raincoat].. I would love to HAVE one..but dont think ,it will ever come from me.hahhaha.. I saw the lady at colette do it..so cute,because you can choose bright pretty colors , where as purchased raincoats are just plain ole blue ,pink or whatever??
I just bet.. trying to sew on that plastic coating would made you want to cuss the cat .Or at least, it would make me wnat to..Or I would probably buy the high price fabric and end up, chunking it in the garbage.ha
Oh well..it never hurts to DREAM.... happy sewing..
I agree the oilcloth style fabric for that would be madly expensive. I've found some in the UK for not too bad a price in a lovely turquoise. I have a habit of buying patterned coats and it makes what I wear under harder. So I thought a plain one would be a better plan.
*Charlotte. Trust me winter fabrics are far easier than you think if you ask me! Woolens and tweeds don't move! Granted they fray a bit but they are nice and solid to sew, no slippy stuff!
I have a cape pattern in my stash too! I have some Royal blue wool in mind... Argh! See what I mean!? Its June and I'm thinking about cuddly capes and raincoats!