Isn't this a lovely trenchcoat?!
The wonderful Kathryn, who authors the blog, I Made This, created this awesome trenchcoat from some wool crepe that she bought at Fabric Mart and felted. Of course I had to have some of the fabric too! I had this wonderful idea to make a 3/4 length felted jacket and a matching dress from the unfelted wool crepe. So I bought 8 yards of this fabric at the amazing price of $2.99 per yard.
After it arrived, it sat out waiting its turn for awhile and then it got relegated to the fabric closet...the seasons changed several times and still it sat patiently abiding. When I changed my SWAP plan earlier this month, it came to mind because the color of the fabric is one of the flecks in the fabric of the Vogue 8623 jacket.
It will become SWAP Dress #3 - another variation of my TNT dress. I wanted a simple style dress to go under cardigans and jackets for work...a working neutral. That's what I'm making now...my missing sewing mojo finally showed up Sunday at 5:00 pm!
The entire time that I've been working with the fabric, I've been reminded of its tie to Kathryn's amazing trench. So tell me...have you used a piece of fabric that had a story or sentimental value? Does your fabric have a story? Talk to me people because this is the Question of the Day!