I looked back and realized it has been forever since I updated the wardrobe project! The main reason for this is lack of photography. Between crappy weather, camera issues and major mental issue around body image, I have not gotten photos of my finished items. I have made 3 pairs of pants, 6 tops and a coat, so I will work on taking some photos so I can share them here.
First up, I made a coat!
Last Fall I attended the funeral of an old family friend, and as I froze standing in the parking lot to talk to the family, I realized I needed a coat suitable to wear for such occasions. The fleece I had been wearing was not appropriate for every setting!
I used Vogue pattern 8754, with adjustments for fit. The fabric is a wool blend, and may be a little lightweight or too drapey for this style. This can be seen by how many wrinkles it gets when I put my hand in the pocket:
The front is self lined, the back and sleeves are lined with black cotton broadcloth.
I love the buttons, which were purchased at G Street Fabrics, in Rockville, MD.
Overall, I am pretty happy with it. I finished it at the end of February, pretty much when I didn't need a winter coat anymore, but I will be ready when the weather next turns cold!