So its the heat of summer here in florida and no better time to post a heavy winter coat i made this year for spring break (We went to Italy and it snowed. it was cold.) But the jacket held up reallly well. I prety much lived in it for the whoe week and a half.
Anyway I got the grey wool from a friend of a friend, she had washed it once so it sort of felted. Im not sure if you can tell from the pictures but the colors really pop. I was originally going to use a zipper for cllosure, but i decieded i liked the silvery star buttons better. Plus the zippper make it all bumply and unattractive. I made the sleeves extra long because idon't wear gloves, but I can also cuff them and show of the limyness if i want to. Enough of me talking. Pics!!
detail of button (i made it kind of like frogs with tightly braided embroidery thread)
(the last link works now)
And now, TUTORIAL...........
Youll need to add 1" for seam allowancesto all your measuremnets, plus an extra half inch for every dotted line the measurement crosses.
Cut out 1 of everything in outer fabric and 1 in the lining material. Sew the lining pieces to the outer fabric pieces and press accordingly, then turn inside out.
Sew the sides of the back and fronts, then the top (shoulder?) pieces. You should have a vest/sleeveless shape.
Now set in the sleeves (this may take a little wrestling if youre working with bulky fabrics)
You may want to press open the lapels, but i found that they stayed flipped over on their own. Just add buttons (or other closures) and you're ready to brave the cold!
Comments, q's always welcome!!