Along with the trend of boxy jackets and coats, this is the year of radiant orchid, the Pantone color for 2014. When this was released, I thought, hmmm, I don’t know about this pink/purpleish color…until I came across this mulberry-colored double cloth cotton twill from MoodFabrics.com. Because I was familiar with this fabric, I knew it would make a great coat, with its nice weight and stiffer feel.
I’m now sold on radiant orchid. This jacket was made with Vogue V8862 view C with the following pattern alterations:
-Used only the top half of the pattern and added 4″
-Added a 2.5″ navy blue textured fabric around the hem
-Removed the middle seam from the back of the pattern
-Added a 2.5″ band around the sleeve
-Left off the pockets and buttons