Monday, February 15, 2010

Wool Coat Inspiration . . .

Here's my second installment of what I like to call, "Ann kicks much ass." See this blog entry over at Sew Random for more details. If I tackle this jacket I won't be making it in a week but, well, maybe I might. I think already a week behind . . .


I have had this delicious piece of wool coating for about a year now. It's one of those "it's too perfect to cut" pieces in my stash. It is, of course, from GorgeousFabrics.com. I don't even know how to describe how perfect this wool is. It's thick, sorta drapey, warm, and soft all wrapped into one. I want to make a thigh-length wool jacket out of it. I think I have three yards but there might only be two. I'll have to prep it and measure and see how much I have once that is done.



I picked up a Women's Health magazine this evening and saw these coats. I love this collar.



I love this jacket.



And I super-dee duper-dee love this yellow and brown one. I think my coat will have toggle fasteners because I love them. I want a slightly fitted shape like these two coats. I'll comb through my back issues of BWOF and see what I want to make. They have so many great jacket patterns! Hmmmmm, notice how the plaids don't watch from the bodice to the sleeve?



Got any favorites you think I need to make?? I have BWOF from March 2008 to present and a few older issues. I think tomorrow I'll post some possibilities.

12 comments:

Johanna Lu said...

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Im Estee said...

I love the yellow and brown coat. Your fabric would look lovely in something similar to that. I cant wait to see what you muster up.

Eugenia said...

That wool is going to make a wonderful coat. I love that shade of red!

Linda said...

Love this fabric and can't wait to see what you make from it.

melissa said...

Funny, that yellow coat looks so much like the Patrones duffle coat I made last year! I'd offer to trace it for you, but that's one of the patterns I traced off a borrowed issue, so I've only got my 44 with the associated alterations, which wouldn't do you much good...

senaSews said...

Nice fabric. I love the coats from the first picture - especially the collar!

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Wow, that wool is *amazing*. I can see how you'd be reluctant to cut it!

Bunny said...

The cut of that yellow cut is fabulous. I love the broad yellow band at the cinched in waist.

Lori said...

Yellow and brown one is my favorite.

NGLaLALa said...

Ooo... I love the yellow and brown one, too! Can't wait to see your finished coat!

Anonymous said...

My favorites are the Victoria and Esprit coats. I love toggle fasteners, the hood, and fitted shape. I also have a perfect wool fabric waiting in my stash. I can't wait to see which one you'll make, so maybe I get inspired to start mine. I'm also going through my Burda issues, and I also have two patterns from Simplicity/Project Runway 2812 and 2508, they give a lot of different design options, I made the 2508, and the instructions were really good, as this was the first coat I ever made. Chantal

Bug Adventures said...

I think that while I am visiting you this March we should make a model of me and you can start making your dear friend's clothes! Then I would never have to go shopping again and I would be ever so happy.

What do you say? I would buy enough material for you to make us both stuff? Just a thought :0)

OK, OK I know that you have three small children and don't have time to make my clothes, but it is a happy thought for me anyway.

Good luck on deciding which of the coats you are going to make with that yummy fabric.