Today, I plan on tackling the collar, front facings and possibly the sleeves if I don't burn out later this afternoon. Sunday (tomorrow is Ikea day), I will start work on the lining. This is where indecision has placed itself firmly in my sewing room. I purchased my lining (a SUEDEsays polyester charmeuse) from Walmart for $5 a yard. I love it. I'm on a tight budget for the next couple of months, so anytime I come across a deal I jump on it.
Now, I want to add some kind of detail to the lining/facing. Perhaps piping. Perhaps grosgrain ribbon. Not sure. I've seen piping in a number of coats and jackets. It's cute. I have a Target Merona trench coat that has burgundy grosgrain ribbon around the lining/facing. Side note: My Target trench coat is what inspired me to sew my own. Even with it's poor construction and shoddy topstitching, it was originally $50+ (I got it on clearance for around $20). Surely, I could make something better than that. Anyway, I made up two samples to help me decide whether piping or ribbon will adore the interior of my coat:
|Ribbon (left)/Piping (right)|
So, what do you think: ribbon or piping?