Added Jul 29, 2007
##Black and white coat made from the designer Orwell pattern in the 9.2006 issue of Burda (pattern only available through mail order from the German edition). Totally uncreative on my part- except for sizing it down and eliminating the epaulet-type seams on the sleeves, I made it exactly as shown in the picture, because I loved it so much!
##New skills learned in this project: making buttonholes, making sleeves
##Tips for others: Nearly all of the seams on this garment are raw-edged. I found it difficult to cut the thick wool fabric using scissors so that the edges were perfectly smooth and straight. If I were to make something like this again, I would invest in a cutting wheel and surface for a more professional finish.
Black and winter white walkloden (don’t know what that fabric is called in English, but it’s a felted knit wool with a nubby surface, a little like boucle). The white is not piping, but rather raw-edged strips of fabric. Topstitching was done with winter white cotton embroidery floss.