Military Button Coat
Added Apr 1, 2013
When I was younger I was the biggest tomboy anyone would ever meet. I had set in my mind that I was going to go into the army (not just any branch of the army, but the Navy Seals). As you can probably guess my career choice has definitely changed since then, but I can still take inspiration from the younger tomboy in me so I designed and created a military jacket.
I designed and hand drafted this pattern according to my own measurements. It’s made from a wool blend fabric that I got at Wal-Mart (like all my other fabrics) in their $1.50 section. I’ve been playing around with exaggerated silhouette so I created an oversize collar. There’s detailed seam work in the back, top of the shoulders, and around the waist of the coat that gives subtle geometric shapes to the design. The coat is fully lined with buttons and epaulet detail on the shoulders.
More details over on my blog: http://esther-fromthesticks.blogspot.com/2013/03/military-jacket.html
Wool, lining, interfacing, buttons, thread.