I am very excited about this month's MAGAM Challenge theme - "Artful August". Drawing my inspiration from the cover story of this month's American Sewing Guild "Notions" magazine, I will be attempting to copy the coat in the bottom left hand corner - which is a copy of a Desigual design.
Using Indygo Junction's Trench Topper pattern - I'll add some more seamlines and modify the collar so it stands up more. I think this will be a good pattern to start with as I have made it before and really like the fit.
And here is my initial inspiration fabric - an upholstery fabric that I purchased at the Sewing Garage Sale a couple of years ago. I don't have alot of it, but using it in a scrappy way will stretch what amount I do have. Isn't it gorgeous!
And here are some more fabrics from the stash that I'll throw in. The polka dot on the left will be the lining fabric. The fabrics on the right are all plain colors, except for the fun fur on the bottom.
And I couldn't resist a trip to the fabric store to see what else I could find. All of the fabrics on the left in this picture are my new purchases - that red and white one is reversible too!
And, grabbing what coordinating trims I have in the stash - here is everything I'm starting with!
Now wish me luck! This should be a fun project!