Here's a few pic of me wearing my Lady Grey (I know it's difficult to see, but that last pic is of the lace I added to the lining. Such a nice touch you would never find buying retail!). This project ended up being my first coat and my first time matching plaids. Obviously, I knew it would be my first time sewing a winter coat. The plaid matching, however, was something I thought about later. I simply fell in love with the colors and pattern at the fabric store, had it cut, took it home and only thin realized I had to match the pattern. #$%#!! Just kidding, as with many things the idea ended up being much worse than the reality. It certainly took time to match pattern (putting me well behind the rest of the group), but I wouldn’t say it was techinically very difficult.
What can I say? This project was so challenging and the final product gives such an amazing feeling of accomplishment! I still remained very impressed with the Lady Grey Pattern and Gertie’s instruction; I would highly recommend both. Gertie’s introduction to tailoring was amazing!
Have a great day!