Sunday, 16 November 2014

NEW coat pattern - coming soon!

Hiya, I have been knee deep in coat samples lately and busy working on my next pattern release. I have mentioned on numerous occasions that I actually have two coat patterns in the works, but this is the first one to be near completion!

It is a coat and jacket with large proportions and room for bulky winter clothes and has a cocoon type sihouette. The feature I'm most excited about, (but can't be seen here) is the in built underarm gusset, which just makes construction a little bit more interesting and also allows you to lift your arms up (kind of important). It is hard to explain, but the gusset is designed as an extension of the front sleeve that wraps around to the back under the arm.

I have been through so many finishes and details, but have finally decided on the two views as shown above.

View A is a coat that finishes just above the knee, has veeery roomy welt pockets, wide sleeves that are cropped to just above the wrist and a popper front fastening. Think large poppers!

View B is a shorter version of the coat, but with a narrower full length sleeve that is finished off with deep ribbed cuffs and has a zip front fastening. My version of a bomber jacket!

Here are some happy snappies of my coat sample. I went for a bold houndstooth wool in keeping with the large proportions I mentioned just now. This stuff is snuggly as anything I can tell you.

These are the pretty insides. The main outer shell is underlined with a medium weight fabric for added warmth and all seams are bound with bias tape, so you can be proud to reveal your insides.

Here's a peek at my 'in progress' jacket sample. Quilting tip: use pinstripe fabric as underlining and use the stripes as a guide for quilting.

Lastly, here's a brief look at images that have been fuelling my coatspiration lately!

I'm really looking forward to telling you more about the coat. It is currently off for testing and should be ready mid-December (probably the worst timing with christmas and all). Can't wait!