We will be having a white Christmas this year.
In just one month we are headed to Europe with the children. It has inspired a little sewing for Adelaide. She will need a new coat. I couldn't resist this heavenly cashmere/wool/alpaca fabric in a very pretty nut brown.
So then I had to find the perfect fabric with which to line it. That is what the fine spot fabric is for. The Liberty will be used for a shirt.
I decided to play around with a new coat pattern. I'm using Burda 9501.
This is a lovely pattern to use. The coat has a slim silhouette with a pretty pleat detail in the back. I made one in navy cashmere (leftover from Townmouse production) to trial the pattern. The fit was great, but I'm going to tweak the collar and raise the placement of the pockets slightly.
There was no difference between the upper and under collar pattern pieces, which meant the collar didn't roll and sit the way I like. I will be increasing the size of the upper collar piece this time around so it sits a little better. I would recommend this pattern though. It's quite challenging but the instructions are clear.
I'll post pics once it's complete. Navy is always hard to photograph.