Just in time for Melbourne's freezing weather, I present to you the Lunching Lady - Grey Coat!
Sorry for the belated photos. I have been wearing it all week, but today took it for a spin to lunch at a lovely organic cafe on Lygon St that Michael and I discovered a few weeks ago. On the way back we visited a park for some pics.
As you now know, Michael had a major hand in the construction of my beautiful coat. Here is some of his handiwork:
Yup, the Magnificent Michael hand-stitched the hem, hand-stitched the pockets in, cut the whole thing out, hand-stitched the sleeves, trimmed and clipped edges, sewed the buttons on, took the pictures, mopped my brow when I was doing the machine sewing, and was just a general darling all in all. (Thank you my love).
It has turned out just beautifully - see the lovely vintage buttons? Well worth the ridiculous price I paid for them.
The back is nice too:
It is not the easiest pattern - top-stitching sleeves, curved edges etc - but the instructions, as always with the Colette Patterns, are so well explained it did not feel like an 'advanced' pattern.
The fabric is a wool/cashmere, and the lining is silk, which was a complete nightmare to sew with. Soooo slippery. If you ever should have the misfortune of having your arm in a cast, steer clear of silk.
I'll have more outfit pics to show you soon - I've made a denim Jenny pencil skirt which turned out well.
Hope you've all had a lovely weekend!