After swathing myself (yes, you swathe
a LOT when you work in a fabric shop) in every one of our new boiled wools
, I finally chose Teal
because (a) It's not black (b) It looks excellent with black and (c) LOOK at that colour!
The collar is closed with this fancy pin
. I'm 160cm (5'3") so I made the Petite size, and shortened the sleeves
by a couple of centimetres so that they finish just above my wrist.
With its raw edges, this coat really is a cruisy, quick sew. Remember, there are no buttons,
no buttonholes, no overlocking and no lining so once cut, this is easily
a straight 2-4 hour sew (depending on your skill level).
So what do you think of those back pockets? Most people (myself included!) have done a double take on them but let me assure you that after wearing it for a week, they've served some fine purpose in the phone/keys/dog treat department. And hey, if butt pockets on a coat aren't your thing, you can always leave them off.
Labels: Coats, Pattern Reviews, Tessuti Patterns, Wool