About ten years ago I relined my husband’s boxy car coat. I think it took me two days? Maybe? So when his sister asked me to reline her winter coat I said “sure! love to!! no problem!!!”
Ahem. It turns out that fitted, princess line, hooded coats are a different beast. Especially when the original lining was so trashed it was nigh impossible to use it as a pattern for the new lining.
This is an armpit to show you how bad it was.
It was a very challenging project, both for sewing skills and mentally. I’d do a bit then get overwhelmed, then procrastinate. Repeat.
Easiest thing was the new zipper, and surprisingly, the pocket bags. Most difficult was maybe the hood/body seam.
It’s done. She’s happy. I’m relieved. And now I can sew quilty things guilt free!