Oh, the joy of a well-made winter coat! I just finished this today, just in time for winter and can't wait to wear it.
Here is my version of the Issey Miyake coat.
Semi-fitted, lined coat has rolled collar, yokes, side panels, no shoulder or side seams, side front pockets and two-piece (bias upper) sleeves.
I made my usual 1/2" sway back adjustment and it was my only alteration. If I were to make this again, I would add a little more ease into the bottom portion of the lining. It is a snug fit to get it to not only lay flat but not be strained along the hemline.
I love that this coat is semi-fitted. It is refreshing to have a coat that fits rather than swim in it.
Other reviewers mentioned lengthening the sleeves, but I found them just right.
I would really like to try this in another fabric such as the hounds tooth. It gives it just the right funky edge. Don't try to make this coat a size bigger than you normally wear, it won't look right if it is too big through the shoulders and armholes.
Oh my, did I mention the pockets? They are deep and roomy and your entire hand fits inside.
You really need to clip and trim the sleeves carefully. The directions don't have you topstitch to keep seams in place, so careful construction and pressing is essential. My sewing room has smelt like a wet dog for days while constructing this coat! But it was worth it!
I do like the rolled collar. With the wool it rolled so nice and seems like it will be warm.
A fun coat for winter that is stylish and a great length. If you are up for quite a bit of hand sewing, then this is the coat for you! I spent as long on the hand work as I did putting the coat together.
Thanks for reading! I love my new coat!