I’ve known how to sew for a couple of decades, but I never made much time for it once I started my career and family. A few years ago, as I was browsing the internet, I came across some awesome fashions that were created by an amazing woman named MIMI G. My passion for sewing was almost immediately reignited. I purchased a brand new sewing machine and watched as many sewing tutorials as I possibly could to bring my skills back up to speed.
In October 2014, MIMI G posted a free sew along video on how to make this leopard coat and I put it on my list of “Things to Sew”. I ordered the Vogue pattern V8930, my fabric, and lining online and waited for my items to arrive in the mail. While waiting for my package to arrive, I became very ill. I had no idea that I was pregnant!
Needless to say, my items arrived and by the time I felt well enough to sit at the sewing machine again, it was already spring time! So, I was determined to make sure I made this coat before spring time rolls around again and thankfully I achieved my goal! I’m prayerful that the temperature stays cool for a few more weeks because I’m working on a couple more jackets that have been on my “list” for quite some time now.
While going through some of my items in storage, I found these labels that my mom purchased for me when I was 12 years old! Unfortunately I don’t sew for others anymore, but I decided to use a few of them for my own pieces until my new ones arrive in the mail.
I’m in love with this coat and I’m definitely going to make it again in a solid color.