Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Have you ever made your own coat?

I had a go at making a winter wool coat a couple of years ago. I'm not going to lie, it was a real challenge. I think mostly because I choose to use a PDF pattern which had almost an entire forest's worth of pages to stick together. Coupled with the fact I choose to use faux leather mixed with thick wool, 2 completely opposite fabrics in terms of weight and behaviour. Since then I have been desperate to have another go at making one. However I have been a little daunted by the idea of tackling such a large garment again. But with all of the wonderful new printed coat patterns now available and these amazing new ex-Designer Italian wools we have just had in, I think the time may be here for a second attempt. The only question is, which one to go for?

Ouzo boiled wool - Clare coat, imagine snuggling up in this boiled wool.

Oriche boiled wool - Artemis coatigan, just WOW!

Nome, this quality Italin wool tweed bonded with scuba- Harriet lumberjack jacket.

Vuna, top quality Italian wool - Albion duffle coat, ladies version for a smarter take on the classic duffle coat.

Ziggy lightening print wool - Goldstream coat - because Mr Fabric Godmother would look fab in this Bowie inspired pea coat

Italian boiled wool - Cascade Duffle, in case Mr Fabric Godmother thinks the Bowie coat may be too much! (is there such a thing as too much Bowie??)

Ompro - Cordova jacket would be really cute with indigo jeans

Circo beautiful appliqued emerald wool with a swirling design- Abbey coat with its curved hem.

Happy sewing xxx

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