When winter is knocking on your door, the best way to answer is to wear a made-to-measure coat. Choosing the right model, the proper fabric, the shape of the collar, the type of pockets and finally, the manner of attaching the lining, all these steps must be carefully prepared and patiently executed even if sometimes you can no longer see the end. But once finished, the coat is the masterpiece of your winter wardrobe, the piece of clothing you are the most proud of as a sewer.
I chose a cement grey felted wool, an exaggerated shawl collar, two welt pockets and a raspberry pink lining to reveal the light grey.
The most difficult part was, as you can imagine, sewing the welt pockets with the leather like bands. On the contrary, drafting and sewing a shawl collar as well as bagging the lining were easier than I imagined. Tutorials are in preparation.
And now enjoy the pics: