I started a coat at the prodding (a good thing) of Lynn and Melody. I decided to go with a pretty simple coat that didn’t require a linning because I am well aware of the time I have to work on projects like this. I choose Vogue 1060. It has dolman sleeves, no lining and is pretty simple. It also has some nice detailing in the darts and pockets.
I am using a brown wool I got from Frabic.com in a batch order. The wool is on the thin side and I only had 3 yards. The pattern calls for 3.5 yards so I decided to use a contrasting fabric for some of the pieces . Below is a picture of the brown wool and the contrasting fabric. The contrasting fabric is poly suede like fabric. It has a very simliar stretch to the wool so I decided to give it a shot.
The cream fabric also has this detail on the edge. I haven’t figured out how to incorporate this detail or even if I want to at this point. Perhaps on the pocket or maybe around the hem.
—- I am posting this because I am having trouble getting back to finish it… Hope to post pics of the current state of teh coat soon.