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Photo By: Jenny Thompson Photography
Monday, September 8, 2014
I really wanted to make my own winter jacket this year. I have been wearing the same winter coat for the past few years now, because there is no way I could ever justify spending over $100 on a new coat. My sewing skills have drastically improved, so I decided to take on this big project.
I was sifting through Pinterest and found a vintage photo of a nurse wearing a beautiful cape like jacket and I needed to have one of my own, so I started by sketching what I wanted the coat to look like on a small scale and brainstormed how I would piece together a pattern. I then sketched my finalized pattern on to large sheets of tracing paper, cut out my fabric pieces, and sewed together my pieces. I used bright red flannel for the lining and black anti-pill fleece for the rest of the coat. I attached a brass button to fasten the collar and I also made a strap to cross of the chest to keep the coat closed, but I have yet to attach it.
I am very impressed with the results! Definitely could use some touch ups, but overall the coat is great!