I just noticed that the hem is not even in this picture. It's perfect on me, though. Whew!
|The fabric--spied by my husband (!) in my favorite jam & cram fabric store in UB-- is just perfect--body enough for shape yet is soft and has some drape. Note: he was with me. He doesn't normally just hang out in fabric stores.|
|Wrong Side: soft & smooth|
|Right side: textured & woolly|
The fact that Black & Blue is On Trend is a total accident. I've always liked the color and I bought the fabric before the trend arrived. Usually trends go on without me because I'm such a slow sewer!
|Here's a close-up of the clasp thingies I found in UB. Perfect match!|
It's so soft on the inside that I didn't line it. I found some mystery fabric in UB that was smooth on one side and slightly fleecy on the other for the facings. I interfaced the facings and collar with French fuse interfacing. I used the same facing fabric for the pockets. Less bulk.
I also did Hong Kong finishes on all the seams.
Just to look nice.
|Here's the coat with a blue (Mongolian cashmere ;) scarf I already owned.|
I am so enjoying this coat!
...and hey, I left Mongolia at -25 F or so and landed in Denver at -13! What's up with that?