Sunday, 12 July 2015

Staying warm

It's cold. My feet are cold, so this impromptu overlayer using Butterick 6062 came about.
This isn't the way the pattern is drafted. 
I used View A as my basic block; adding a wide collar; used the full sleeve length; lengthening the jacket to cover me up but kept the big pockets.
The main fabric was a remnant I bought at Addicted 2 Fabric. The contrasting sleeves are also a wool remnant from my fabric stash. The day I bought this fabric, I was freezing in Canberra and I was really close to using this fabric as a blanket.
This coat is a warm layer and it's not too unstructured. There are darts in the pattern and I've not use them.
 I had enough fabric to make the collar but not the under collar.
 So I used the sleeve fabric for the under collar.
We had a wee bit of fog yesterday morning, hence these photos, although I'm not feeling cold anymore.

20 comments:

beajay said...

That is a lovely coat and covers the tush too. Very nice. Definitely needed in this weather. That fabric looks diving. Love the zip front.

QSue said...

Great timing to finish this coat. It does look very warm.

ooobop said...

Love how you made this jacket so original. I especially like collars with contrasting underlayer! Loving the foggy photo shoot too! :-)

Michelle said...

I can't believe you've made something gorgeous with that fabric already! It looks fantastic. So warm.

Love that first photo - very industrial and grungy!

Tomasa said...

Love your jacket and I'm glad it keeps you warm.

Velosewer said...

The zipper cuts out the button/buttonhole dilemma.

Velosewer said...

I wore this coat all Saturday - It kept me toasty.

Velosewer said...

Thanks. As soon a the fog hit, I was ready for this shot. I love how the fog works well with my coat;)

Velosewer said...

Michelle, I'm still smiling from the great time we all had at CBRfrocktails so I just couldn't leave this fabric on the stash.

Velosewer said...

Me too. I hope you're enjoying Summer Tomasa.

Allison C said...

That looks very cosy and such a clever use of the base pattern to create the jacket you wanted. When I was growing up in the UK I assumed that Australia was permanently hot and sunny - a visit soon put me straight!! Glad you've warmed up a bit!

Margo Bergman said...

I really need to take a page from your book and use up my stash pieces! Lovely coat Maria and it looks so cozy!

MushyWear said...

What a great use of stash fabrics. The jacket looks perfect for colder weather and your foggy backdrop was just the right ticket for showcasing it!

Elizabeth Made This said...

A perfect jacket to match the weather. It looks very cozy indeed and like it will shake a fist at the chilly fog. The added collar is a nice touch too!

Elizabeth Made This said...

A perfect jacket to match the weather. It looks very cozy indeed and like it will shake a fist at the chilly fog. The added collar is a nice touch too!

Elizabeth Made This said...

A perfect jacket to match the weather. It looks very cozy indeed and like it will shake a fist at the chilly fog. The added collar is a nice touch too!

Gail said...

Great coat Maria. I'm not unhappy to be here in Portugal missing the Sydney chill.

Gail said...

Great coat Maria. I'm not unhappy to be here in Portugal missing the Sydney chill.

Velosewer said...

Thanks so much Shannon.

Velosewer said...

I certainly had the opportunity to fit in this make Margo.

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