So what to make when you are dreaming about the change in season but the weather is still cold ? A transitional piece that not only still keeps the cold at bay but adds that nautical feel associated with the arrival of spring.
And nothing says ‘welcome spring’ as navy and cream! Right? Add a floral lining and we could almost smell the bluebells!
At least the daffodils are out.
The pattern was a courtesy from Indie Sew. They recently just celebrated having 100 independent patterns over their roof. I’m really delighted to collaborate with them.
I will be picking a pattern of my choice once in a while and share the finished item with you. All opinions will remain my own. I’m quite excited to try new to me designers but for our first collaboration I picked the Yona, is a loose fitting / boyfriend style coat.
Named patterns work for me pretty much straight from the envelope //size 38. The only change was adding 3 cm on the sleeve hems and breaking the pattern up to create a two tone coat.
I love their clean Scandinavian style and been making a lot of their patterns. The recent ones been Tala, Mai and Shadi.
If you are new to coat making you will find raglan styles a lot easier and fun to sew. Just remember to pre-skrink your wool. I did but unfortunately my patch pockets got slight shrunk on the final press.
I made this coat in two long sewing sessions. It’s was quite quick to put together. The instructions aren’t very compressive because of the level of knowledge that it assumes has but I didn’t encountered any issue making this coat. I really actually really enjoyed the whole process.
Fabric: the beige wool c/c Minerva for the blogging network. The navy wool melton and the cotton lining are from my stash.
To make the pattern more interesting I sewn a contrasting piping between my lining and my facings and added a ticket size pocket on the inside.
I used soft tailoring techniques as per Vintage Couture Tailoring by Thomas Nordheim and I will write all in detail on another post.
Changing subject: I got a new camera lens and I think the out-of-focus issue I was having is sort of solved. I’m much happier how sharp the pictures look. Even when they show how bad my hands are suffering from chilblains and recovering from a cold. I’m not built for the cold weather. Spring please arrive soon!