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toribsquared
« on: September 05, 2010 03:58:22 PM »

I leave for college in 10 days (what is up with me and this number?? as some may have seen from my post this spring, i waited until 10 days before my prom to start my prom dress >_< why am i such a procrastinator? how many days did i sit around reading les miserables whining about being bored?! i really need to stop now...)

...ahem. anyway.

I leave for college in 10 days and I need a jacket. Not just any jacket. The jacket. I've already come up with a design and have it sketched out. Since I'm one of those people that, instead of dressing properly for the weather, I just pile on more layers, I don't want it too heavy and thick. I want more of a....lighter fall/spring jacket, savvy? It's going to be a sort of trench coat, but with a vintage style very full circle skirt, an angled double breasted front panel(think military style) that buttons(or zippers, i haven't decided) up, cuffs, and an extremely large lightly draped collar and hood. I already know i'm going to have to frankenstein patterns or draft one myself- besides the oddity of the design, I'm 'blessed' with a huge rack, 12 inch smaller waist and hips that could pop out triplets. Yeah. It sucks. A lot.

So I need a fabric that is lightish, but will keep most of the cold out, won't soak up snow or rain, will drape decently but is slightly stiff enough to hold the circle skirt.


What sort of fabric should I use? Really the only fabric places I have access to is Joanns and Hobby Lobby >_<

I was thinking maybe I should get a lighter fabric and then line it according with a stiffer fabric for the bottom or

Please help me!!! Im desperate to finish this before I leave- I don't want my new roommate to hate me for my sewing disaster by the end of the first week!!

Thank you! Peace <3
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