10 May 2013

Coats! (part 1 - a.k.a. an Ode to the Sewaholic Minoru)

I don't know why I like making coats so much.  I have made at least 6 so far (4 for me and 2 for the husband).

I previously showed you my first trench coat - a grey, raglan-sleeved coat with an orange silk lining and a self-made buckle.  The pattern was from Burdastyle, and I altered it to have a zipper instead of buttons.

Then, a year ago I made my first Minoru.  The outer is a heavier weight cotton, the zips are metal.

trench coat trench coat trench coat
I added side-seam pockets on the outside.  I also use the inside pockets, often for my cell phone.
trench coat
The lining of this coat is quilting cotton, and the sleeves are lined in pink silk.
trench coat
The hood is extremely useful, especially when we have unpredictable springs showers (which happened just today!).  It zips out quickly, and is large enough to fit all my hair inside.
trench coat trench coat

But after making this first minoru, I started a list of improvements that I knew must happen on my second one....stay tuned to find out more!

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