Cold and cloudy summer days coat
Added May 23, 2010
My first attempt on pattern making!
As I did not know how to make patterns, and didn’t have the courage to make bigger alterations on certain patterns, I often was quite envious when I looked through all the projects at burdastyle.com, having the impression that everybody was able to realize their ideas and get fitting individual clothes, except me!
Then I bought a book about pattern drafting and constructed my new summer coat, and even if it took me a lot of time to make it, it was also a lot of fun, and a totally new feeling of being free to construct and sew whatever I want. (A bit too much freedom, because when the coat was nearly finished I suddenly realized that the stand-up collar which I made at first did not work so well with the coat as I thought before. So I ripped up some seams and made another collar for it.)
What I had in mind was a sort of a military/trench style, but with more female attributes. There are some details which I would change if I would make the same coat again, but after all I’m very glad with how it came out. After all, it was worth the time and work.
grey cotton for the coat, and flowery cotton for the lining