Saturday, January 03, 2009

The Coat On Me





Thank you all for the very, very kind comments on my coat! Since I always want to see everyone's garments on them, I feel like a cheater just showing things on my dressform. I was anxious to get some photos of me wearing it and I was lucky enough to get my father to take some photos of me in the coat this afternoon when I was over there. They turned out pretty well I think.

Of course we all see every flaw in our own work, and I can see them here, but I've decided to quit obsessing once something's done, and just enjoy the finished product. I love this coat, and as many of you guessed, it's really luxurious feeling. I'm sure it's probably the most glamorous coat I'm likely to have or make, and I'm going to take advantage!

You can see all the coat photos here.

As a special bonus, my parents noted that there were some photos on the card in their camera from the last few times they'd taken pictures. There were about 12; some from last winter and some from the summer before that. As you can tell, they're not exactly shutterbugs. So, they sent the whole camera home with me until I get a replacement for mine. How nice!

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's Eve and a great New Year. We always watch the Rose Parade on television. A tradition, and lots of fun. It always seems to get the new year off to a pleasant beginning.

20 comments:

Adriana B. said...

Congratulation! It is Beautiful! Love the fabric and the straight-forward design lines really showcase it!

Els said...

Congratulations on your coat. It looks fabulous and suits you very well.

Elaray said...

The coat looks fantastic! I think you chose the perfect fabric.

Happy New Year!

Sheila said...

Happy New Year.

I love the coat and you definitely look Luxuriously Fab in it.

Summerset said...

It suits you perfectly and it's wonderful to see you in it. I tend to get tunnel vision, too, so I always try to step back, take a deep breath and not obsess about a 2mm mistake somewhere.

We always watch the Rose Bowl Parade, too. When we lived in LA, we went to see it one year live. If you think it is amazing on TV, it is that much more in real life!

Pat said...

I love love your coat. You look wonderful in it! I have been watching your blog and checking your progress. Just fabulous!Enjoy!

gwensews said...

Wow! Great coat! I'm sure you'll enjoy wearing it. Look out for those who ask you to make them one. It's amazing that those who have never sewn a stitch think it's so easy for those of us who do.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It is an awesome coat, Liana and looks soooooo good on you! I'm glad that you have a replacement camera to tide you over!!!

Happy New Year!

Birgitte said...

You look gorgeous in your new coat, just as I had envisioned. I also love the pictures with the beautiful background, that tree trunk shows off the coat's natural beauty and texture, and your trousers seem to extend from the ground. You are one with nature and it looks positively stunning to this Taurus :))
Outstanding job as always, congrats, and Happy New Year, Liana!

Sally said...

Your coat is a gem to be proud of! You and the coat look gorgeous. It's nice to see you wearing it. Sally

Nancy JC said...

Congratulations, Liana! Your coat is not only beautiful, but beautifully done as well. It is also time-less. I know you will enjoy wearing it for years to come.

Kathy said...

It's beautiful!! Great job and great fabric choice!
Kathy

Nancy W. said...

Your coat turned out beautifully. the fabric looks TDF. What pattern did you use? It looks a lot like the FSG coat. This fits you wonderfully and looks great.

Alexandra said...

Congratulations on finishing your coat! It is absolutely gorgeous and you look fabulous in it!

Happy New Year!

Liana said...

Thank you all!

NancyW, It's Marfy #1746, but it does look a lot like the FSG coat when it's finished.

Birgitte, I love that tree, too. It's a maple, and it's in my parents' front yard.

Sigrid said...

Really beautiful coat. The fabric is very well suited to you and the pattern.

Happy new year!

Melodye said...

Wow! Another winner as usual. The matching of the print is unbelievable, but I think my favorite is the method you used with the lining. I'll have to remember that one. Congratulations on a job well done!

Vicki said...

How fabulous! Congratulations on making a really gorgeous coat. And happy new year too!

melissa said...

This looks fantastic on you! Congratulations on finishing your sew along coat - I'm still working on mine, and if it turns out half as good as yours I'll be pleased!

Beth H said...

Liana, that is fantastic, fabulous, wonderful and everything else nice that everyone already said. Thanks for sharing the making of it.