I actually didn’t even wear this coat when I finished it last year because I didn’t have any buttons. I tried a lot of different buttons but it’s kind of hard to find the perfect set, so I just left a single mother of pearl button on the waist. I think the coat stands on its own.
The wool, lining and sew-in interfacing are from my first online fabric purchase about two years ago. I was surprised to find a super thick, fibrous wool when I received the package, seeing as I was expecting something softer. I guess that’s the risk of purchasing fabric online! (And why it probably was my last).
I sewed the interfacing in using permanent long basting stitches. This was the first time I worked with sew-in interfacing! I really liked the firmness it gives the wool.
Lining! My favorite!
This coat came together very nicely. Even the vent was a piece of cake! I’m usually not a big fan of princess seams, but I must say, I do like these princess-ed seams. Pockets, pleats and princess seams. It’s got all the P’s!
I’m in love with the fit of this coat! I would love to make it in a black wool or even as a black raincoat. But where’s the fun in that? I find it impossible to resist vibrant colors and exquisite patterns!