Added Feb 3, 2014
New York, New Yo...
Hello everyone! =) I have an odd sort of project to add to this lovely collective… Odd, but fun, I think. ;) I had asked my husband what kind of wool coat he wanted for wintertime, expecting a request for a peacoat, or perhaps something military inspired, but I instead got a request for… a kung-fu jacket! xD
So I found a nice charcoal herringbone wool for the outer shell, and decided to fully line the coat with black fleece, for extra warmth. :3 The coat is actually based on a heavily altered Simplicity pattern for a women’s blouse! (It had the collar I was looking for, basically, hehe.) In addition to the necessary lengthening/widening/tapering, I added a vertical panel next to the column of loop closures, to block any wind from getting inside the coat when fastened. I also added fleecy pockets, a pocket on the inside for his wallet (with a slot for a pen), and I made the frog closures myself by rolling up strips of the wool and stitching them into shape. There was so much hand stitching to be done with this coat, but I was happy for all the experience (I am yet a newbie in the art of sewing)! :D
So there you have it! Perhaps an idea for an unconventional winter coat ;D
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