It’s been a while since the last Battle of the Stitches,
me and Made by Toya starting to get twitches.
But now we’re back and we’re going head to head,
Battle of the cocoon coat without the bloodshed.
It’s a peaceful battle, there will be no scuffle,
Maria will join us as we flex our sewing muscle.
Alegra and Sapporo star in Battle Round 4,
Lift your heads up ladies, pointless looking at the floor.
Let’s get this battle started, watcha waiting for?
No, wait! Not so fast, let’s talk about the history,
This battle can’t commence shrouded in mystery.
Last year, at The Great British Sewing Bee event,
We tried on Sandesh’s coat, with her full consent.
Her version was spectacular, and deeply admired,
She left us feeling awestruck and thoroughly inspired.
Toya bought the pattern, without thinking twice,
Maria bought the pattern with her mobile device.
I, on the other hand, was able to resist,
Because I already had a cocoon coat on my sewing to-do list.
My girl Toya, wow! she sews so freakin’ fast
If it were a sewing race, I’d definitely come last
Within just an hour she was at the trying on stage
Leaving me behind in an interfacing rage.
My coat wasn’t really difficult to sew
but from reading the instructions you wouldn’t really know
Mistakes in the instructions made some parts confusing
I got there in the end but it was not at all amusing.
It wasn’t in the pattern but I thought I’d add a lining,
Just a personal preference, for improving and refining.
Just one issue with my coat, I don’t know if you can see,
The sleeves are an odd length which really bothers me.
If shorter it would look ok
If longer they’d be great
But as it is, it just feels like
An illogical mistake.
Now I’m dreaming of another one, with longer sleeves and pink.
I can see it looking fabulous, I’m sure, I hope, I think.
Hey! look at us in our coats, two distinctive styles
Can you tell we love our coats from our cheesy smiles?
If I could have the pockets of the Saporro coat on mine
It would be a gorgeous coat, exquisite and sublime.
One last thing for you to do, before you click away
Pop over to Maria’s post to see her coat in grey
If you haven’t yet seen Toya’s coat, head on over now.
Thanks for reading my blog post. Laters! See ya! Ciao!