My criteria for my coat:
- Stash fabric only.
- I want it to look good with jeans.
- It needs to be trendy (but not too trendy)
- I want it to be fitted.
- Would like to use a pattern I already have.
- Needs to be gorgeous.......mmmm
The stash fabric selected is a maroon/burgandy wool cashmere blend and the lining is a patterned viscose.
They were bought together a couple of years ago at the Alannah Hill outlet called Clear It. I love all things Alannah but find her clothes are too over the top for me. So, I like to take elements from her designs and make them my own - i.e. tone them down a bit lol.
I only have 2 metres (150 cm wide) so the coat will be short. I am thinking something waisted with a fullish skirt. I have Vogue 8299 that I could use for the top half and draft a skirt to that.
The size of the skirt would be determined on how much I can get from the 2 metres!
View B (the red one) uses 1.4 metres which would only give me .6 to fashion a skirt. Perhaps it won't be so full!! Also this coat only has a one piece sleeve, but I think Marji is going to give instructions on how to convert to 2 piece.
To make it a bit more interesting, I would like to do some blue stitching on the outside to echo the blue lining and to give the maroon colour a bit of a lift. I think something like the stitching Tany did on her Orwell coat would be fantastic.