Friday, February 26, 2010


Finally, A SNOW DAY for pretty much all of NE Ohio! It's just been killin' me to read about all the snow days (wanted or not) that are happening to the east, to the south, and to the north of us. We haven't even come close to needing one. We've gotten a decent amount of snow but it's come down so slowly that travel hasn't been a problem.

So today we all get to play!

I'm joining the Compliments Guaranteed Party with my coat-of-many colors.

Fun facts:
This coat is close to 20 yrs. old (yikes! I can't even believe that one, try to ignore the pilling ;) )

The plaid on the right side of this fabric doesn't match the plaid on the wrong side. The pattern is the same just not the colors which means that it's pretty much a miracle I got the plaids to match! And believe me, they match...everywhere horizontally, vertically, bound buttonholes and welt pockets!

I made the entire coat in one weekend. Bought and cut the fabric Friday night, sewed all day Saturday, added the buttons on Sunday. (I think it took 18hrs total. This was a time in my life when I was timing my projects.)

90% of the time when I wear this, someone pays me a compliment.

The pictures aren't so great as I took them when I first started blogging.

Speaking of pictures, I read some helpful tips about camera settings at What I Wore Today. She gives some easy adjustments to make when taking pictures of clothing indoors and I decided to try them out. I have a very basic camera (Traveler - Aldi's special) and was able to find all the functions she mentions on my camera without even looking at the manual. It would have been nice do all this from one of the photo spots in my house on a live person, but from where I'm sitting at the computer this morning I can easily just turn around and take a picture without have to even stand up! (Some of the pictures are blurry because obviously, I was too lazy to go get the tripod.) Anyway, here's a comparison of my experiment. Photo #2 is probably closest to the actual color of the fabric.

Thanks to everyone's for the kind words regarding my grandmother's house. I know that deep down what I really miss is my grandmother and all the memories of the time we spent with her. And...I've still got those!


Lori said...

Very pretty coat, a definite pick-me-up for these long winter days. Thanks for joining the party.

Debbie said...

I'm stopping in from Lori's. I love the coat. And am going to check out those camera tips, asap!

Silknmore said...

That is one great coat - love the blue most of all. I'd buy that fabric in a heartbeat.

Eugenia said...

Amazing coat - that colour combination is just right for dark winter days.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Wow, I am highly impressed with your plaid matching! And 20 years!! That's a project that was worth the effort.

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