Finished at last
Here's the back of the coat.
The other thing I plan to do is sew some casual yet stylish pants and try to get beyond wearing jeans so much. I'm not ready for old lady dressing but I guess I should start to explore dressing as a grown up. Face my inner mutton - see this delightful post by Mary Nanna of Make It Smirk. By the way I almost didn't make this coat for that reason - the same question of "Is it too young/too bright/too red?" Too silly even, but I put it on and like goldilocks it felt "just right".
On reflection, I should have lined the whole thing in red.
Lastly, I am not going to do a wrap up of the year except to say that except for one red devil I made things that I needed as I needed them. I did more than I thought I could with limited space, limited tools and often limited time. Even though I enjoyed the challenge I am looking forward to using my serger and coverstitcher again when I get back to Australia.
Happy 2012. My travels are temporarily interrupted but the journey continues.
In the meantime just to show I'm serious about my intentions for this year here is a more flattering shot of red