handbag II

handbag II

Airports are closed (no general aviation), borders are closed (no diving in Switzerland) and one is supposed to stay at home as much as possible. Welcome to the Corona virus pandemic. On the plus side, plenty of time to experiment with my new sewing machine 

handbag

handbag

My very first handbag 🙂 Made out of faux crocodile leather with lots of interior pockets.

black cashmere coat

black cashmere coat

Yeah, I know – another coat! But I swear, I have a perfectly good reason. I love the Loden coat I made. After all, it took me about 4 other coats to arrive at its final design. The material – Loden – is very durable 

Matthias faux fur coat

Matthias faux fur coat

After finishing my blanket-to-wear, otherwise known as a faux fur coat, my husband decided he wanted one as well. After all, winters can be f… cold here. Still traumatized from fighting the faux-fur-wars with my sewing machine, I did a lot of complaining about all 

faux fur coat black

faux fur coat black

I wanted a warm coat for winter, but with the fake fur inside to make it less pretentious. Outer fabric is wool with a hint of cashmere (Anita Pavani, again), lining made of Black Softee faux fur from fauxthrow.com (in the UK). Cut adapted from 

Matthias black Loden coat

Matthias black Loden coat

I think I deserve a medal for being so damn housewively – I made my husband a coat! Outer material heavy black Loden fabric, lining black viscose fabric (both from Anita Pavani – I’m nothing if not consistent with my shopping habits).

a couple of dresses

a couple of dresses

As you can see, I do sometimes (ok rarely) sew something other than coats. Mostly dresses because I refuse to sew stuff that I can buy for a few Euros at H&M (honestly, just not worth the effort). I will only resort to sewing if 

Loden coat

Loden coat

Made from heavy Loden fabric from Anita Pavani; cut adjusted from original princess coat pattern (see Alpaka coat).

faux fur coat grey

faux fur coat grey

made from grey faux fur and black lining, also has a removable hoodie (not pictured), no zipper (unlike the black faux fur coat) but little, hidden hooks to close it.

Alpaka coat

Alpaka coat

coat made from black Alpaka wool, princess cut (adapted from original Burda pattern)

burgunder cashmere coat

burgunder cashmere coat

The second coat I made (still double breasted – sigh); outer material made of wool (very special wool from Anita Pavani – I think that may be where the addiction started), lining black viscose. Adapted from a Burda pattern (long wool coat).

grey walk coat

grey walk coat

One of the first coats I made (hold on, it’s the first); outer material walk (wool), lining some kind of dark blue/silver viscose blend, and has buttons (obviously). I only found out after I made two coats like this (yeah, I’m not usually this slow),