For this reason I have chosen it for my Intro to coat making workshop on Sunday 24th July
I first made this coat in the longer version out of the trickiest Boucle wool ever, as part of the Sewing Weekender in May 2020. It was a bit of a comfort zone push for me having never made a coat for myself and since then I have been hankering after another...
I love the combo of fabric and lining here... I have a bit of a thing for snazzy linings and my favourite place to buy them is Fabworks Online - their range is astonishing and the quality is superb.
Anyway, just last weekend I decided the time was right for another and so the cropped Nova was born! This FABULOUS pink felted coating came from Truro Fabrics as did the lining with is their Bemberg Cupro range and silky soft as anything with a wonderful weight to it!
This is a coat that fills me with joy - after a pretty challenging month of illness and bereavement it has injected a bit of excitement into my soul, and I can't wait to wear it out on a Spring Day!
The short version is just as straightforward a make as the longer, made more straightforward by using a stable fabric and not the slippery, moving every which way Boucle I selected the first time around.
The only modification I made was to insert a coat hang in the neck facing seam, and of course, one of my labels! I made a rouleau tube and then stitched that to the coat facing at the centre bottom edge with about 1 inch space between the two ends...
I then pinned it out of the way so it didn't get caught in the stitching when I inserted the lining!
And don't forget, if you fancy making one (or ten!) of these yourself, you can book onto the one day zoom workshop here
Sewing. pattern cutting, teaching, tea and Jelly Babies!