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 But, I’m going to have to go the London Fog (originally made here in Baltimore, BTW) route and make it a zip out.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 🙂


  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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