Burda 7419 Men’s (Field) Coat

TDF’s coat is almost complete. I’ve been wrestling with both my Viking Sapphire 850 and Brother HE-240 for button holes. I did tests with both on 2 layers of corduroy and although they both passed with flying colours, neither could perform on the coat itself. The Sapphire would do that thing where it would go beyond the desired width of the button hole to infinity or it would get stuck in one spot and build a terrific nest. The Brother HE-240, on the other hand, couldn’t get past the starting line which was easier to unpick. Brother HE-240 did make nice button holes with top stitching thread but I wouldn’t use it on a shirt, that’s where the Sapphire excels.

Brother HE-240 Button Holes


And finally, a photo of my bright paisley shirt, Kwik Sew 2777 done!

TDF and I celebrated our 10th anniversary at TOCA at the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto this afternoon. We were given complementary glasses of champagne and oysters from both coasts! I had a salad with duck prosciutto and candied walnuts as an appetizer, double smoked salmon for the main course and a phenomenal chocolate cake for dessert with a latte. TDF had the lobster bisque, Alberta beef burger  and bread pudding with an espresso after which he got to meet Chef Tom Brodi, and sample cheese in the cheese cave. We were congratulated by many staff including the general manager Tim Terceira and executive chef, Rainer Zinngrebe, all of whom made us feel like rock stars. TDF was very impressed, enjoyed himself thoroughly and that’s all that mattered to me, I’m looking forward to the next 10+.


1 thought on “Burda 7419 Men’s (Field) Coat

  1. Wow, his coat looks awesome—I love that fabric! I sympathize on the buttonhole front—my machine has trouble on anything heavier than a blouse. Though I find with careful oversight I can nudge it along manually and get at least a slightly better result…

    Congratulations on your anniversary! Ten years seems like such a big chunk of time to go so fast (or at least, that’s what I thought on ours.) 🙂

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