Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A Very Warm Wool Coat

In an effort to keep my resolution of posting more of my finished projects on the blog, here is Simplicity 8509.  This is actually the second version of this design that I have made.

The first was a bit of an experiment, and when it came out even better than I expected, I jumped right into this wool version.  And adding another swing coat to the collection could never be a bad thing!

I shared quite a bit of my construction work on this garment from wresting with the heavy fabric, to the lining, making the most of sewing tools, to adding some patch pockets, and finally, the finishing touches.

The extra work and time was definitely worth it.

And while I finished the sewing on this coat last winter, it has taken me this long to post finished photos.

I am currently working with wool in the sewing room, in the beginning stages of making another wool coat (this time with a 1940s flair).

I am going to do my best to finish this one before the weather turns.

They definitely take some time, but finishing a lined coat is so fulfilling.  And getting the bulky wool out of sewing room bureau and into the coat closet creates lots of room for more new fabric treasures.  (Although that can be a rather dangerous situation!)

Coat:  Made by me, Simplicity 8509
Blouse:  Made by me, Simplicity 1692
Skirt:  Banana Republic
Shoes:  ReMix “Babydoll


  1. Wonderful coat, it hangs so beautifully - adore those pockets!

  2. Essence of Kim Novak in Vertigo.

  3. Lovely coat -- I especially love the LENGTH. Great job!

  4. Another gorgeous make! As much as I enjoy the informative instruction I love seeing you modeling your makes!