The Priest sleeves are nice but impractical, this is before the change
So, over the weekend I cut some new sleeves and made them up ready to change them a bit. I still wanted to retain the brocade detail at the wrist but it needed to be much narrower so I can wear my nice fluffy silk and mohair jumper under it.
Today, in my lunch break I unpicked the old sleeves, removed the shoulder shaping and the old sleeve linings ready to be replaced by all new ones.
I have fallen in love with my coat all over again because I have worked out the major design flaw that it had first time around.
Don’t be afraid to change something you have made, sometimes you need to have a second pass at the projects that don’t work out right first time around – take it apart and make it beautiful so that you will love wearing it until it practically falls apart. Design is about experimenting, and it doesn’t always work the first time, don’t worry, you will learn more from your mistakes than from your successes! Dare to fail sometimes, all the most accomplished designers and makers make plenty of mistakes along the way before they reach perfection.