At last, my coat is taking shape and is finally looking like something you can wear! The pockets on the second panel went much faster and smoother than the first and I didn’t even have to refer to the instructions this time! Even though the instructions didn’t call for it, I went ahead and interfaced all the parts of the coat with lightweight interfacing (except for the sleeves). I really noticed a difference in the uninterfaced pieces – they just seemed floppy in comparison (the coat really has more body to it now). My next step is to find some buttons that will work with this style.
I’m thinking ahead to future projects while I’m making this – I would really like to make this jacket next. My question is, does anyone know where I could find some fabric similar to the one used in this view? I stopped by Hancock Fabrics today, but they only had one style of this fabric in a short pile.