Friday, January 15, 2010

famous green raincoat

I bought a raincoat a couple of weeks ago, a trench style which is a dark British green, very snappy indeed, and fits beautifully. Trouble is, the color makes me look a bit grey. So I thought, "Ribbon!" and I knew it was meant for me because the color exactly matched my Dark Allium ribbon, and the collar is the perfect size to sew the 2 1/2" ribbon to. I sewed it both inside and outside, and it provides just the right spark of color & chic to make that coat my own.

(BTW: the collar is a slight curve, so here's a tip: I sew the ribbon along the longer outer curve line first, then iron the unsewn edge which causes it to shrink slightly, so it will lie flat when sewing the shorter, inner part of the curve).

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