|Vince Wool Drape Coat, available at Saks|
|Etro Wool Coat with Leather Trim, available at mytheresa.com|
Fabric: A very lightweight boiled wool with a little bit of stretch to it, from Mood Fabrics here in NYC. Feels like a sweater to wear, not at all heavy like you think boiled wool tends to be. This fabric was so easy to sew, as there is no wrong side and stitches just disappear into it. I did flat-felled seams.
Changes to the pattern: I cut A LOT away from the front of this jacket, plus I rounded the square collar into a wide portrait collar. The original way did not look bad, but it was just too much fabric around the upper body. This pattern runs big, by the way. I also took about three inches off the length. But it's really easy to sew, which is good because I'm making one just like this for my sister.
|I really wanted to add fringe to this jacket, like the Etro one, but it just did not work. Too much of a good thing.|