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  • Sew a Winter Coat (or Padded Under-Collars Make Me Swoon!)

    May 3, 2012 by Britex Fabrics

    Brilliant yellow daffodils are blooming and peppy red-breasted robins are chirping; long lazy summer days are on the way. What better time to learn how to properly tailor a winter coat, then when we have months before winter arrives. Gertie from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing: A Modern Homage to Vogue’s New Book for Better Sewing (Published 1952) has a detailed guide to coat tailoring on her blog, the Lady Grey Sew-Along. From padding the under-collar, to back stays, working with hair canvas, bound buttonholes, and making a muslin...Gertie covers it all! We would love a new coat in this scrumptious saffron wool flannel!


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