Just like the McCall’s jacket from last fall, I also started another project around the same time that I never completed and ended up stuffing in a bag in my closet.
I’m loving this jacket/coat kick that I’m on. (Next up is a trench coat for the spring. See, I’m planning ahead!) The pattern I’m working with is Simplicity 2812. I made the jacket in a quilted fabric two years ago. It’s a good pattern that is well-drafted and easy to put together. This time I’m using it to make a winter mini coat with a shawl collar. So far I have the outer shell done. I just need to finish the lining (which is partially done) and other details. I want to say the fabric is a boucle, but now I’m not sure. It’s definitely a loosely woven jacket/suit fabric. Not the easiest to work with because it unravels a bit at the edges. However, I’m loving the color and the direction this coat is going.
Here’s where I am so far in the process. I’ll keep ya’ll up to date!
9/21/2010 ETA: I just finished the lining last night. Looks like I might be done by this weekend.