It dawned on me the only redeeming quality winter has is the ability to allow me to wear coats everyday. So I take full advantage at least once a week adding a new coat to my wardrobe.
When I ordered this floral brocade, the last thing on my mind was a coat. I envisioned a skirt or maybe even a dress but when it arrived, it arrived along with this green silk wool and laying next to each other screamed coat to me and here we have it. I lined it with this green bemberg viscose.
Because it’s such a busy fabric I knew I wanted a pattern that was simple which brought me back to this Burdastyle 11/2013 #116 pattern with the following pattern alterations:
-Added 7″ to the collar
-Cut the sleeve 7″ from the bottom for the top half of the sleeve and added 5″ to the length with the green wool fabric
-Removed 3.5″ from the bottom of the front pattern