There hasn't been huge amounts of sewing going on around these parts over the last couple of weeks. I've been suffering from project procrastination. There are too many things I want or need to make, and I don't know where to start.
Plus I had a dramatic change of hairstyle last week, and while I'm really happy I did it, it somehow makes all my clothes feel wrong! If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen a photo of my haircut, if not, here's the Instagram pic.
As you can see, it's quite a change! I feel like I need a wardrobe change to match! I'm not feeling the love for my dresses quite as much now my hair is shorter and want either some new "cooler" dresses, or some stylish separates.
Am I the only one who feels the need of a change of style when I get a new haircut?
So, to compound my project procrastination, I'm trying to fit a pair of trousers, with limited success. After having made a couple of muslins, I've worked out I have excess fabric in the back of the thigh. Pinning out a vertical double ended dart in the back of the leg solved the problem, but I'm not sure how to transfer that onto the pattern. I've actually ordered a copy of Pants for Real People today, and I'll wait until that arrives before continuing.
I'm also having second thoughts about my coat. I was planning on making this one:
I've actually muslined this, and have all my fabrics and notions. I'm having second thoughts though and am now thinking of this one:
They're both Burdastyle patterns, and if I decide to go with the second choice, it will be navy, as that's what fabric I have. The second one is actually a plus size pattern, but I think if I make the smallest size with slightly larger seam allowances it wouldn't need to much in the way of grading. I would also very likely omit the collar, as I always wear a scarf when it's cold anyway.
So, please give me your coat related opinions! Which one would you make? Why?