Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Navy Wool Peacoat

With winter in Chicago losing its bluster I finally finished a tailored coat project! I've been wanting a traditional 3/4 length wool coat for a long time and the fabric, from Mood's, has been occupying an entire drawer for two years. 
The coat fit is loose. There is room for a blazer or heavy sweater underneath.
Two vents in back for fun and ease of movement. The vents on the sleeves are just rectangles of cloth sewn into the sleeve seams, then pressed forward and covered with buttons. Simple but interesting, and easier than buttonholes. 
With my full-time teaching job sewing time is tight so I will stick to simple blouse and trouser projects for Spring 2017.