I know it seems like lately all I’ve been making is outerwear. And that’s somewhat true. But I’ve been sitting on so much outerwear fabric that I’m trying to burn through it! Plus, I live in Jackson now, so once March hits, it’s basically Summer while the rest of the country is still enjoying cooler temps.
My latest coat is made from this gorgeous sherbet/coral/orange wool from Mood Fabrics. The item number is 322764. And the lining is a really delicate light pink. That item number is 111210.
I used Simplicity pattern 8797. It has a drop shoulder detail, a faux belt in the back which is decorated with gold basket weave style buttons. It has a large collar and an even more sweeping bottom. I also like that it has pockets too. There are lots of great details that come with this coat. And even though it’s not necessarily a tailored fit, it’s still elegant in my opinion.
The pattern was pretty simple and it’s your average coat pattern. It took a few days to make. One thing I did not account for is how much stretch the wool has. I believe the bottom hem stretched a bit in the construction process. If I make this again with similar fabric I will more than likely stay stitch the bottom hems of all my pieces.
Until next time! Xo.
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