I’m really excited to be joining in on this trench coat sew along! I actually picked out my fabric about a month ago when I was thinking of making a different jacket altogether. I stumbled across some remnant waterproof Prada fabric for £5 a metre. I think it was the novelty of owning designer fabric that persuaded me to buy it! It wasn’t until I got home with the fabric and thought actually this fabric does not suit that jacket but would make a fabulous trench coat instead! Living in Britain, where we are prone to rain, a trench coat is a sartorial must!
This is the fabric I have chosen:
It’s actually a bit browner than that in real life, unfortunately my camera doesn’t do it much justice!
I’m still undecided as I’m not sure if it isn’t too ‘prim’ for my trench coat. I’m thinking of perhaps a darker coordinating shade in silk/satin for a more masculine edge.
My inspiration is the classic Burberry Trench:
Something I will always lust after but never afford or justify spending ridiculous amounts of money on! I think the fabric that I have isn’t too far off the shade above either…
I’m hoping that I can achieve all this based on Mcall’s M5525 in View E :
Now onto cutting my toile and fitting it!!!