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We may be well into spring here in Blighty but it could be winter, what with the weather we’ve been having! So why not show off my Vogue Marcy Tilton coat and Colette Patterns’ Iris shorts that I made last autumn?

I love the Marcy Tilton coat and even though I took a few inches off the pattern here and there, when I’d completely finished I decided it was still too long so I turned it up again, which bodged up the lining a bit and made the darts at the bottom shorter. I still think it looks okay though and I love wearing it.

I made the shorts out of 1yd of brushed cotton that I bought from a quilting place for a couple of quid. I added my own rather tiny patch pockets to the rear. Shame that the pattern didn’t match up at the front – not sure how that happened!

I’d make both patterns again – both are really easy to do and very enjoyable!