Added Aug 25, 2013
by Suzanne Ford
Oxford, United K...
Preparing for the approaching cold weather of the Winter months I decided to make a coat.
First of all I fell in love with a chartreuse-coloured wool blend coating fabric I found online. Quickly after this I fell in love with the liquid gold that was the matching chartreuse acetate lining and I was all go.
I made a toile as the fabric was expensive and this went well so I started on the coat itself. The facings at the front are shaped with iron-on interfacing and I used shoulder pads to bulk out the shoulders.
The trickiest part of the coat was hemming the bottom as it liked to show dimples. Grrr.
My ultimate and happily successful solution was to iron on interfacing to the hem and stitch the hem to the threads of the interfacing rather than the threads of the main garment fabric itself. To avoid an obvious line from the interfacing I cut it with pinking shears.
As a finishing touch I added a light chartreuse stitch to the centre back above the pleat and two on the front panels at the top.
I have a bit of the fabric left but I’m not sure what to do with it yet, any ideas?
Medium weight wool and polyamide blend coating (80% Wool, 20% Polyamide)
100% acetate lining fabric
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