Sometimes inspiration strikes on the very last day.
Last week it was still really cold and I still didn’t have a winter coat. I didn’t find one in stores that I liked and I didn’t have the courage to sew one all winter. Fast forward to last week when I realised that my favourite fabric store was still having sales and that a nice warm draped coat wouldn’t take me all that long to make.
Enter my all time favourite pattern: Opal Coat & Cardigan (#obviously)
I took the regular pattern in a size D and drafted the new front using this tutorial. It created a lovely drape which is just perfect to snuggle up in.
I used a narrow knit facing on the back neck and left all of the other edges unfinished since this doesn’t fray. I turned the topedge of the pockets to the outside (learning from past mistakes) and just topstitched them with the raw edges visible.
I didn’t include any closures because the strap of my handbag keeps it closed #notpictured
The fabric is a warm and soft fleece lined with faux sheep. I wasn’t sold on the colour at first but since it was on sale and it was the only one left I bought it anyway. When it was finished I realised that while being bland in itself, it was the perfect coat to pair with all my clothes and all my scarves because it was this bland 🙂 #doublewin
Fun fact about my hat and scarf: I bought the scarf years ago but always regretted not having a matching hat. So when my mom knitted this hat as a ‘muslin’ in a perfectly matching shade and weight I claimed it before she got a chance to wear it (or worse, re-purpose the yarn :D)
This is what happens when your 3 yr old tells you how to pose. Getting back at me for doing the same thing to her 😀 #sassykid #ebonyinthewild
LOVE. period – now where’s the cold?
- size D
- Added 40cm to the front panels to create the drape
- 2m beige fleece + faux sheep (total cost €10)
Stay tuned for more!