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I made this coat as a gift for a friend who’s expecting her first child in January. She picked out the gorgeous green wool coating and designer lining and we made two muslins before making the final coat!
I underlined it with black cotton flannel for extra warmth, and made bound buttonholes on the front, and inside, I catchstitched ALL the seam allowances down so everything stays nice and flat and doesn’t bunch up as she moves. One nice “safety” feature I built into the back was to stitch the box pleat together for several inches, but if Holly should need the extra room over the next two months, I told her to just take a seam ripper and open up that pleat. It’ll mean the side seams are slightly distorted, but at least the bump will be covered!
See more photos and links to way more information regarding the construction progress over at FehrTrade.com!