Woohoo! It is finished at last! I have enjoyed this project, and I am very happy with the finished product. I took alot longer than I had hoped. I really wanted it for the cold weather, which has all but left Texas by now. But I guess I can wear it as a jacket now, as it was apparently originally intended, judging by the name!
The fit is very comfortable, and I think it has pretty good drape for a crocheted garment. (You know how knitters always say that knit fabric drapes better…but I don’t know if that’s true or not!) Even though the coat feels very roomy to me, it actually has a slimming affect! Hubby says it looks great on me, and that is a big plus! :o)
As you can see, I chose to put all the buttons down the left front panel. And I followed lots of people’s advice to use an odd number, even though this meant an extra trip to Jo-Ann’s! I needed the extra button to make it look fully finished, since it is such a long garment. Since I didn’t crochet buttonholes as I made the front panels, I just crocheted little loops at intervals corresponding to the placement of the buttons. This meant more ends to weave, but it was so quick that I didn’t mind. Thanks to everyone for your comments and help as I worked this up! It’s been great fun!
And now I’m ready to make something for summer….hmmm….what next? :o)