Thursday, September 11, 2008

116 Pieces . . .

36 pieces of shell fabric, 22 pieces of lining and insulation. Multiply that by two because I have two, two years and you get 116 pieces. Here is the picture of the front of the coat and line drawing.

This pattern has the most pieces I have ever worked on. I actually had to make myself a cutting chart to make sure I cut all the pieces. On the plus side, all the pieces are all cut out. On the minus side, I want to enter them both in the Sewing for Kids contest at PatternReview.com. That doesn't leave me much time to sew everything together. Oh well, I'll just have to kick butt and take names.

Bloody head is just fine today. :)

9 comments:

Melissa said...

Holy macarole, that is a LOT of pieces!

Myra said...

All I can say is "wow"; I would NEVER finish anything with that many pieces. Good luck & I am sure they will look great.

angie.a said...

Holy cow. I've never cut that many pieces either!! Can't wait to see them all finished up. I like the #3 topstitching best...did you decide yet?

About bloody head....My nephew is 11 now and my sis jokes that she really should take him to alternating ERs because they were bound to get suspicous of all his head wounds! LOL!! That kid's head is SO HARD. He's had stitches on top of stitches. It's a wonder his brain never oozed out his ears.

Cathy said...

It hurts my head just thinking of so many TINY pieces!

Charity said...

Hey Dawn - I picked up some really cute 60/70s vintage size 12/14 patterns out here in the Valley. Bust size 32 and 34. Don't know if you can use those, but for a dime I wasn't going to pass them by. If you're interested email me at lovelace@mtaonline.net and I'll put them in the mail for you.

Charity

Kat said...

Yikes! 116??? What pattern is that again? I'll be sure to avoid it :) . And I thought tailored jackets with over 20 pieces were annoying.

Kristine said...

You are one brave lady! Go for it, I know they will turn out great!

Gwen said...

Hi Dawn! I'm not very good at commenting, but I've been following your blog for a while now, and I really enjoy it! So, I am passing along two blog awards that Summerset recently passed to me. You can "pick them up" at my blog: http://afterthedress.blogspot.com
I'm glad to hear that your son is doing fine after his adventure! :)
Take care,
Gwen

Paula said...

This reminds me of the 70 or so pieces I used to make the brocade purse for my daughter.

You go, Girl!