Now, I want to show you that trench I've been telling you about. I'll show you right away and then a few details.
The pattern I used is M5525
The fabric is a fur-backed denim bought at Fabricville years ago.
Before starting this project, I planned it out .This drawing really helped me to figure out how to achieve the look I wanted and to plan my strategy .
If you are interested in knowing how I achieved this look please go to Diana's Sewing Lessons to see the details.
Here are some detailed shots.
First the collar and lapels. I omitted the collar band which is included in the pattern.
The inseam pockets which are very small in this pattern. I made them larger and left out the pocket flaps..
Because the belt is rather wide,belt loops would have been too big so I attached the belt to the coat like this.
I top stitched both sides of the back seam.
This was a real challenge to make. As usual, I agonized over the fit of the coat but it was right on andTamara loved it so it was well worth it.
My beautiful DD at work wearing her coat with the accessories which were also Christmas gifts.
A close-up of the accessories. I made the bag and scarf but not the gloves.
More later from