That is exactly what I have been doing with Honeys coat. I found the perfect pattern when we went to Inverness last month in a book I picked up from the Works. For some reason I was reluctant to get going. This morning it was with fear and trepidation that I finally made a start. I have done a lot of sewing over the years but usually household items, curtain, table runners and such. So I must admit I was a little apprehensive, particularly as I was using Harris Tweed. I cut the fabric out using the pattern provided and read the instructions through a few times.
Step by step instructions which I followed carefully were used and little by little it started to take shape.
I still have the sleeves to sew, although as you can see they are all pinned ready to go. I also have the buttons to stitch on. I have sorted out several possibilities, I will make a decision once the sleeves are finished.
The hood was so much easier than I had anticipated, which I why I had hesitated to make a start in the first place.
I will have it completed in the morning and am pleased to say that I enjoyed the process. With hindsight I was worrying about nothing, it has now given me the confidence to go on and try some of the other patterns that I have been admiring for a while.
The tweed is a little dark for a little one but it is my intention to crochet a fancy scarf and hat to lighten it all off. Of course Gerard will be painting a coat hanger for me as a finishing touch, I thought I would add a little tweed corsage.
Yesterday was such a beautiful day we had a lovely stroll out and enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine. What a difference a day makes, today the March winds once again are howling and rain is the order of the day. This was the view from our attic window yesterday, even the sea was calm.
As you can see the ewes all have rather wide girths, it is anticipated that lambing season will start over the next few weeks. Such an exciting time of year.
A warm welcome to a new followers, I do hope you enjoy my little adventures through life. As always I thank you for your visit to this blog and for your encouraging and uplifting comments. The weather forecast is not looking good for the weekend, so it will be indoor activities for us. Have you got anything planned?
See you soon.