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I made this last year (I have something of a backlog of projects to post!). I saw the fabric on ebay and had to have it. I chose the collarless open coat 03/2012 #110 because it’s simple style would show off the print. I had to make a few alterations, the usual FBA, I added a little to each front so I could add buttons and because the repeat was about 45cm, I didn’t have enough to pattern match the back panels, so I cut the back in one and added some darts for shaping.

I love it and I get a kick out of wearing it, I’ve never seen anything remotely like it. The one down side is that it’s not very warm – there’s a small window of opportunity for wearing it in spring and autumn, when a light jacket is ok.

I’m particularly proud of the pattern matching on the front! Sorry about the rubbish photos :)