I am in dire need of a new coat and whilst I love this winter’s trends with metal studs or leather accents, the boxy shapes are doing nothing for my top heavy shape. And despite my disaster with the Lady Grey Coat from a couple of years ago – a hard lesson to learn I have to admit, but despite all the hand sewing and time invested in making that coat it unfortunately did nothing for my figure. Undeterred, I have decided to try again… Originally inspired by this:- the Whistles Camille Coat (Yes, and if you are reading this Kate it really is called that….)
Image from ASOS – I absolutely adore it but unfortunately I don’t have £250 to spend. I could wait until the sales but my current jackets are woefully inadequate for winter, so I turned to Burdastyle in desperation… and found this:
From Burdastyle 10/2010 Number 112.
Then I raided my fabric stash and found some wool coating material and Bemberg lining – where I got that from I really cannot remember but I think they were gifted to me.
I randomly added an extra 3″ to the body and 2″ to the sleeves. I made it up in the 42. Here I am wearing a fleece underneath, ensuring that I can wear jumpers underneath it! It fits better with a normal jumper.
From the front:
From the back:
This is probably the photo with the most realistic colour – You can see I have to sort out the left hand sleeve, the sleeve lining is pulling up the coat sleeve but that will only take a couple of minutes.