Friday, February 20, 2009

"When 'tis fair, be sure to take your greatcoat with you."

I am sure Benjamin Franklin was talking about a really great coat. I wouldn't want to be without mine. Now that the weather is warming up (oh yes, to a balmy 26 degrees), I finally put the finishing touches on my new wool coat.

Oh, yes I did.

I have a heavy down jacket for the sub-zero days but ended up having to give away my absolute favorite wool coat to a good friend as it didn't fit anymore. I think my rib cage expanded and will not go back down since having Ava. Hm.

Undaunted, I ran across this pattern during a 99 cent sale and kept coming back to it. The clincher was when I found this gorgeous rust colored wool ... on sale. How can a girl pass that up. Paired with chocolate brown lining, I just had to give it a try. Voila!

Okay, so I have to pin the lapels down until they settle into place and I modified the sleeves to be full length, but other than that, this coat really was a snap. I am not so scared of clothing patterns anymore. If I can make a coat, then the sky's the limit, right?

Stay on the path...


rainylakechick said...

Wow. I love this. If I lived in a cooler climate, I would make one for myself. As it is, I don't get enough use out of my current wool coat. Days I wore it this winter: maybe 10? But really... this is fab!

Jackamo said...

I LOVE IT!!!! I have nothing else to say. LOVE IT.

Anonymous said...

Wow - I love it! SOOO cute!
See you soon - probably sometime this week :-(

Tania said...

That coat is fabulous, nearly as gorgeous as its model!

tipper said...

Wow-amazing coat! Yes I'd say you can make anything-including the pretty dress in the post above this one!