It’s supposed to feel like over 100 degrees (37.7 C) today and I’m working on my trenchcoat. Although, now that it’s no longer double breasted, can it still be called a trench? Yeah. That’s right. No longer double breasted.
See, what happened was….
Somewhere in the process it went from double to single breasted. How? I don’t even know. I’d explain, but my mistake is stupid (bad measuring) yet complicated (adjusting facing widths) and without photos (too tired) will do no good. So, let’s just go with, ‘it’s a single breasted trench’. I had to take two inches of width from the front facing.
I’m fairly peeved as a double breasted rain coat is specifically what I wanted. And there is zero extra red to make adjustments with. I’m just so disappointed. As I get closer to the end I’m hoping I can fudge it and make a double breasted look work. And, I decided not to do the zip out lining and save the lining material for a double breasted trench.
I’m moving at a glacial pace aren’t I? So, what I have I done since we last spoke of this? I’ve added pocket bags from pocketing. I just didn’t have enough fashion fabric to make the pockets.
I’ve done gobs of top stitching and sewed in my sleeve linings. I’ve also got shoulder pads pinned in place.
I made the belt and cuff belts too. I upped the ante and made double belts for the cuff.
What’s next? Buttonholes and hemming actually and I’ll be done. But, it’s so hot! And I missed our rainy season. So, this will sit for a bit while I work on some other bits and pieces.