October 12, 2015
It has been a while since I last posted a DIY look. I am excited to share this coat that I made as a part of the ThReD and Needles November/December project! I will be posting pictures from the other ladies on the page shortly.
First of all, let me just tell you this fabric is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! And was the PERFECT choice for this coat. The wool blend fabric2 has a lot of drape and since this pattern was meant to fit slightly looser. I can’t think of another fabric that would have been better. I purchased the fabric at Michael Levine’s and I actually had to wait for it to arrive (as it was on backorder. Click HERE of the link to the fabric.
I styled this coat with simple denim flared jean and chambray blouse. The brooch is my favorite addition. I pinned it on the coat for that added flare. I found this little treasure at an antique shop near my house. It will probably stay permanently pinned to the coat as I love this combination.
The pattern for this coat is pretty simple… There are only 3 main pieces for the bodice, sleeves, lining, and the cape. This pattern was the first pattern on my list from the Fall McCall’s patterns. Click HERE for the link to the pattern. I highly recommend it for a beginner to advanced sewer.
Another part of this pattern that I love is that it is interchangeable. The collar and the capelet can be removed for a different look (I did not take any pictures on this round without the fur collars). I purchased my fur from Hancock fabrics (originally intended to only be a backup fur option). Here are some pretty awesome faux fur options HERE.
COAT SEWING BLUNDER: Speaking of fur collars…I had a serious plan in my head of a blue fur collar. I was thinking 70’s mixed with the 20’s flare…but I was not successful in my attempt. I could not find the perfect blue faux fur ANYWHERE. So I tried dyeing the fur using a dye made for synthetic fabrics. My first attempt was an EPIC FAIL. My second attempt, I did get a deep, rich color…but it was more purple than blue…and a slightly resemblance of a wet purple rug. Nevertheless, I decided to scrap the idea all together for this project! (Secretly, I am glad that the blue fur did not work out. I LOVE the way that this fur worked with the coat color.)
Well, I hope that you like it. If I have time before the weather turns warm again (which it actually warm right now in Texas), I will try to whip out another one.