It all started when Debi posted about her coat for the sew-a-long. She posted what is possibly the most beautiful coat pattern I’ve ever seen. Everything about it spoke to me; the princess seams, the side-tie, the two fur collar options. What’s not to love? I frantically trolled the web for any possibility to purchase the pattern. No luck.
And this is where patience comes in. Patience, sorry to say, is not something I’m particularly well-known for. I’m something of an “instant gratification is too LATE” kind of gal. I employed my favorite tactic to obtain this dream coat pattern. This means that I plugged the pattern name and number into Google Alerts. And then I waited. And waited. I waited for what seemed like an age, but judging from when Debi posted her pattern I see it was little over a month and a half! Night after last, I heard my tell-tale email ping on my phone and sure enough- the pattern had been listed on Etsy. With shaking hands and pounding heart I placed it in my cart and committed to buy, hoping all the while that it would not be snapped up by another. Have you been here before?? It’s nerve-wracking to say the least!
At last, victory is mine!
I’m envisioning it in a lovely Loden Green with a deep chocolate vintage fur collar. I like the collar on the right the most of all. Sigh! Happiness- thy name is McCall 3941.