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Warmer Sewn (But, Not Installed)

While in Florida, I did manage to sew the warmer for my red Burberry trench coat. While I still plan to wear the blue vintage coat for the outdoor ceremony tomorrow, there is a 40 percent chance of rain. Boo! The warmer still needs binding along the edges. I made the raglan sleeves a bit of a cap style to reduce bulk in the sleeves.

This would be perfect for the weather tomorrow. Except, as you can see, it’s not installed yet. I originally planned to make a button out warmer, like a ‘real’ Burberry trench. But, I’m going to have to go the London Fog (originally made here in Baltimore, BTW) route and make it a zip out. I bought the zipper in NYC last October.  I’m not sure yet how I’m going to sew it together. I haven’t inserted a ‘regular’ zipper in dog years.

In other news, Christmas is here! I seem to want to decorate every other year.

My tree is up. Did I tell you I bought my tree at Rite Aid the day after Christmas for like $20?

And for the first time I’m doing some draping and lights between my dining and living room.

I have lights outside, but forgot to take a photo. But, you know I will 🙂

7 thoughts on “Warmer Sewn (But, Not Installed)

  1. Your house looks really festive! The white tree is perfect with your living room colors.

    Good luck with the installation of your lining. I know you’ll get it all figured out.

  2. I’m impressed that you’re going to add a zip in lining. Can’t wait to see how it works out as I think I’m going to need one now I live in a cold climate! I love your decoration. I bought some lights that I wrapped around my stairs last weekend, but they don’t look as good as your lights. Well done.

  3. I love your apartment! The colours are all so pretty and that’s the right tree for your home. An absolute steal for $20.

    A warmer is such a great idea to extend the season of a coat.

  4. I LOVE your living room! I wish I could manage to make mine look something like this, but with a husband who never seems to agree with what I like, 2 small children (tornadoes) and 2 large dogs, I think it’s probably a pipe dream. Looks fantastic!

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