Maybe this is my new favorite item of 2010 (surpassing my Vogue 1117 Michael Kors Dress)
I will probably get more wear out of the coat!
My great friend and neighbor Alice does some of my photos (the really good ones) but she makes me laugh too much when we have a photo session. Or perhaps I am just happy that I have finished this project and can vacuum the sewing room floor. If you would like to see the pattern here is the first post on this project.
I debated here on wool or velvet for the upper collar, to solve the potential itchy wool issue, but decided the wool collar looked so much better. Thank you to everyone that gave feedback on my question.
|Faux fur collar|
I made a detachable faux fur collar, which dressed it up quite a bit. Not sure I will ever wear it, but fun to have. It secures with some elastic loops and buttons on the inside of the neckline
The lapels are a bit larger than some styles, so the fur collar has to be big enough to cover them.
A look at the back, and better view of the lapel and fabric. Good thing I have never wanted to be a model, I talk to much and crack up laughing during photos, however everything about this coat makes me happy. The lapels which on the pattern looked crazy big are in reality just to my liking, the bound buttonholes came out well (always hold my breath until I finish those successfully) and the style and fit are just what I wanted.
Tomorrow I will do a post on some construction details including lapel+collar assembly and changes I made in the lining and coat back.
Until then, thanks for visiting and today is the last day to leave a comment or sign up to follow the blog to be entered in my "sweet" giveaway.
Happy New Year Sewing, Beth