The Indian summer gave me time to finish my new coat. I bought the recycled wool from Korps market stall at Söderköpings gästabud. The interfacing comes from my sister’s old winter coat. I have also used shoulder pads and black lining material from my husband’s regency tailcoat.
I tried to design a pattern that would work for mild winter weather, with the possibility for wearing thick clothing underneath. It ended up being without buttons, only closed with a belt. In order to give the skirt a nice fall and to reduce bulk, I could not make a double fold at the hem, but handstitched the lining to the coat fabric all the way around.