|Coat: Handmade (Pattern: Burda 6802)|
The wool is not the thickest fabric ever - it's thinner than the stuff I used for my cape, for examples. Now, I'm always too warm and had in mind for this fabric a kind of slouchy, oversized style anyway, which I planned to wear layered over other things. For this reason, I opted not to add a layer of interlining, which I would have done for this fabric had I been going for a more structured style.
|Coat: Handmade // Top and hooded jacket: Girlguiding|
After a little search, I opted for this pattern as style B, which I went with for this coat, has the oversized look I was going for for this garment, but style option A will also be perfect for another fabric I have in mind for a Spring-weight coat. Being quite thin fabric, the robots were easy to sew up and the pattern is very straightforward. I began by tracing out the pieces, which I prefer to do with new patterns these days, as I find it easier when I come to alter pattern pieces for fit. All in all, I made it within a day. I lined it using some lining fabric I had left from other projects and handstitched to finish the edges. I'm trying to make sure I take the time to finish things off more nicely, recently, rather than just rushing to get them done so that I can wear them..!
Speaking of wearing things I've made, I wore my robot coat at the weekend. I spent Saturday at a guiding leader training day, so wore my uniform tops with thick tights (as you never know how cold these village halls are going to be) and my grizzly bear Book of Deer skirt. A bit of a mish-mash, perhaps, but plenty of layers to keep me nice and toasty all day. I'm afraid I'm never going to be a jeans and polo top kind of person.
|Skirt: Book of Deer // Tights: New Look // Shoes: Marks and Spencer|
As for the coat, it's just what I'd hoped for. The length is right and it's plenty big enough that it's roomy around my hips and bum and still fastens up with no bother. I'm rather pleased with how it turned out, considering it was a snap decision I made when I was browsing the site and noticed the fabric...! I like projects like that.