So I've been drooling over all the pretty wool jackets that are everywhere this winter, but couldn't part with the $175 to own one. However, 70% off wool coatings and suitings at the Local Fabricland I decided I could do. I've never made a coat before, but decided I'd suffer through it and the results were well worth the pain and frustration.
I made Burda 8022 View B in size 12 but ended up taking it in a bit at the waist to make it fit a little closer. I also shortened the hem line up a bit and lengthened the arms. The instructions were pretty good, but unless you've made something with a lining before, it was kind of confusing figuring out just how the facings and fronts and linings and whatnot all go together. I also tried to make bound buttonholes and succeeded (at least on the test pieces), but decided they looked terrible and went with the classic button hole. You can kind of see the buttonhole in the second picture
The flash kind of destroyed any detail in this picture, but you get the idea of the general shape of the jacket.
The flash here totally washed out the black of the jacket, but you can see the buttons, and the belt buckle, and the cat hair. Fabulous.
Apparently in Saskatchewan there is nowhere that you can buy nice belt buckles for crafting. The one I have in the picture is made of sculpey and modgepodge. It is only temporary as I'm afraid the winters here will be its demise. Any idea where I can find one just like it, but in something a little more sturdy and with a few less fingerprints?