Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Turns out I do still remember how to sew...

My winter coat is a 10-year-old (at least) boxy, black pea coat from the Navy surplus store. Its cut isn't flattering; its wool isn't soft and pretty; it collects scarf and sweater fuzz balls at an alarming rate. But it is soooo warm, and I've become somewhat attached to it. And so I will keep wearing it until it falls apart, I'd imagine.

the old pocket

This weekend, I decided it was finally time to take care of the pockets. They have been holey for ages, but at some point in the past couple of years they disintegrated into a mangled knot of fabric. And, after my recent period of non-sewing, I thought it might be a good idea to start off with a small project that wouldn't really be visible. Perfect.

pocket in the works

So simple. Just measured the pocket hole, drew up some pockets, sewed them together by machine, and stitched them in by hand. Not the prettiest hand stitching in the world, but definitely serviceable. And aren't they cheery?

finished pocket

 finished pocket

Oh, and geez, this time of year is awful for photos. Yuck. Getting home when it's dark out is just no good.

1 comment:

annette said...

Black wool pea coats are the best - I have one which is actually a little to tight around the arms but it is still one of my favorite coats! I love the yellow lining surprise you made for the pockets!