Red Winter Coat

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.

Later, I am planning to make a removable high collar too. I have already made buttonholes on the inside for securing the collar.


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