Hey there! Here's something I finished a little while ago. I "needed" a new mid-season / winter jacket, because I sold my old black winter coat that...had...gotten...a little...tight... So I made a an other one using a 40's home sewing pattern as a base. Well all I really changed were the sleeves by removing the darts from the sleeve cap. I also decided to make patch pockets instead of ones embedded in the seams.
And because I like doing things properly, I chose to use hair canvas on the collar, lapels and front facing to give it a nice shape.
My old jacket had a leopard teddy fur collar, so I wanted the same thing on my new coat. I also covered some buttons with the faux fur and chose a leopard printed lining fabric.As for the main fabric I chose a deep grey-brown, medium to heavy weight coat fabric. I lined the entire bodice with fusible interfacing to give it more body.
Me and my boyfriend jokingly call it The pimp coat, because of the leopard collar and buttons.
I also got me a pair of new winter boots. I moved a little further from my studio, so I'm gonna a have a little longer of a walk to go to work. There boots are really comfy and will do just great in the snow and ice.