Added Jun 13, 2011
I really wanted a bright blue coat but with a cape design but couldn’t find any on the high street so figured ‘hey, they can’t be that tough to make’ and here’s the result. I really like it but I think it will be a loooong time before I attempt a coat again. I think it’s the thickness of the fabric that put me off, especially when I was trying to do the collar and I didn’t find it quite as easy to make as I was expecting. It kind of reminds me of the capes the nurses wore during The War.
Decided to use 2 tone sari silk fabric for the lining which a friend brought back from India for me – it switches from burgundy to peacock blue depending on the light which is gorgeous!
It’s from Burda magazine August 2009 no.111
Wool for the coat
Silk for the lining
Exotic prints and silhouettes combine for this alluring collection
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