A Stroll in Autumn Orange coat Member project of the week on BurdaStyle

I just logged into BurdaStyle to find my “A stroll in Autumn Orange coat” is the featured member project of the week. I have stated many times before that I love the BurdaStyle website, and that if you like to make your own clothes, you really should sign up and become a member. It is a great site, filled with amazing talented people from all over the world. I really enjoy meeting new people, and it is fun to see the beautiful things they create.
If you would like to visit the site, and take a look around, just click this link: http://www.burdastyle.com/

Today I am busy working on my interview project from my journalism class, and then I am going to work on my sweater a bit. I still have to cut it out, but that should not take long.

Today it is very chilly in my house, and I had to turn up the heat. It is still lightly raining here from Sandy, but tomorrow it is supposed to stop, and just in time for Trick-or-Treat.
I will be taking some pics with my iphone as I go around the block with my son. It should be a good time, as always. πŸ™‚

I hope everyone will quickly recover from Sandy. I know many have lost property and homes due to the storm. My thoughts and prayers are with all of them today.

Until next post,
Amy

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9 Comments

  1. hey Amy! I love your coat and want to make my own, but I have a question. Did you apply some extra interfacing to make your coat winterproof? If so, which interfacing did you use?
    I'm scared the coat won't be warm enough, because I made a cape out of the same material I want to make my coat out and the cape isn't warm enough.

  2. Hi Katho πŸ™‚ I am glad you like the coat πŸ™‚
    I just used a regular lining inside my coat for this one. However if you are looking to add more warmth, I would use a Thinsulate as an interlining to your coat. I know a lot of people who sew in Canada use this to add warmth with out a lot of bulk. I think this would work nicely. Here is a link to some 3M Thinsulate for sale :
    http://www.voguefabricsstore.com/3M-Thinsulate-Thermal-Jacket-Insulation.html
    I too have been thinking a lot about this lately. I am making a pale ballet pink wool coat to wear in January and February, and I might add some Thinsulate to make it nice and toasty warm. Weather changes from one minute to the next here where I live, so I don't usually go "too heavy duty" when sewing my coats. I tend to dress in layers instead. This usually works for me…however…I have a feeling we are in for a whopping cold winter here…so it is better to be safe than sorry! LOL πŸ™‚
    I hope my answer helps?

  3. Thank you very much! In Belgium we get some really cold winters. I love the idea of quilting the Thinsulate to the lining. Lets hope they deliver in Belgium.
    I'm looking forward to see the coat you'll make next πŸ˜‰
    (Thank you for following me! I really appreciate it!)

    ps: your plenum sweater is also really adorable!

  4. Katho…I wanted to add that I read some more up on suggestions for lining coats for extra warmth. Another suggestion would be to use a thin microfleece fabric, and some people have even used flannel as an interlining. The thinner the fabric the less bulk obviously. Also the Thinsulate comes in different thicknesses, so make sure if you purchase it, that it is the right thickness for your coat. πŸ™‚
    Microfleece and flannel are pretty easy to find usually, and also come in many colors.

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