I intend to fill February with romance and lots of pink to stave off that winter gloom. To start us off? A hot pink coat.
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This is Simplicity 1197, size 8, with no alterations for fit. I have, however, made some style changes, leaving off the collar and changing the buttons for snaps. If I'm perfectly honest, I opted for fabric-covered snaps (which I had never done before!) partly because I liked the clean lines of Kate Middleton's A-line coats with snap closures (seen here in my Kate inspiration post) and partly because if I was going to do buttonholes, I was going to do bound buttonholes, and I've never done those before.
(You'll also notice I skipped the welt pockets. This is my first coat, so, one new skill at a time, okay?)
ETA: The fabric is an Oscar de la Renta wool twill from Mood Fabrics online!
The coat is interfaced with a mid-weight fusible tricot. I checked the supply list from the Grainline Cascade coat and went from there since the Simplicity pattern only interfaces the facings, and I wanted a bit more structure.
It is fully lined with lavender silky poly--and do you see that bit of leopard print?? I did all this sewing during Jungle January, after all!
I debated a big bow like the one on this coat from Kate Spade (which I've had pinned to my inspiration board for years), but ultimately went for a more delicate one after thinking about where I want my wardrobe to be headed. I'm really trying hard to aim for a feminine, classic, retro-modern look while steering away from any of my more costumey inclinations. So: understated bow. As understated as a hot pink bow on a hot pink coat with a lavender lining can possibly be. #barbiegoals
Would you wear a hot pink coat, or do you like to stick to neutrals when it comes to basics like outerwear? I want to make a couple more coats this year, now that I know I can do it! Maybe I'll get around to something camel eventually...
Below, no-sew bows. (and omg that Kate Spade bow yoga jacket? Must. Have.)
ps: how do you like this more styled photo shoot? do you need more gritty coat details or do you prefer pretty pictures with flowers?
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