So I folded out the excess from the centre front on the centre front piece and the collar.I've also used this purple fabric because it's a fabulous colour and I've used red trim, so that means red top stitching - is that too much? Most of the trench will remain purple. I'll leave the leftover cream snakeskin trim for another time. Mmmm.
DH gave me the obligatory nod to use red lining. I think he's getting used to the decision making side of sewing. Or is he just being polite. Maybe both :)
What I will need is the patience for making each trench bit, so this trench might take a while to complete.
I do have a couple of knit dresses in the wings as a distraction, or to keep me motivated.
Note to self: do not rush this coat!
I did cut out a light interfacing for each piece of this coat. It's a fairly soft fabric and I'd like to make sure this trench keeps its shape over time. Is that being pedantic?
Why is it when you're working on a project, you see it everywhere. I've seen a yellow trench used here at Cardigan empire from a post about when to spend and when to splurge.
Jalie 2680: city coat trench
McCalls 5525: single breast trench
McCalls 5525: a hood in the collar
McCalls 5525: pockets
McCalls 5525: shoulder detailing
McCalls 5525: bound buttonholes
McCalls 5525: belt carriers
McCalls 5525: finished