Oh I so love Jalie patterns, and wool, and winter coats--so what happens when you combine all three? A new coat of course!
So, this coat calls for a slight stretch in the fabric but I decided to go against the directions and try a wool and know what? It worked! For my first go around, I used a stretch printed denim and I've worn the heck out of it.
But, I wanted something warmer. Denim by itself, isn't that warm. But it is so cute--if I do say so myself!
I used a wool coating I purchased from fabric mart during a recent sale. I love this deep eggplant color! It sewed beautifully and was just so nice to work with! Wow, do I love wool!
The pattern doesn't call for a lining but I created one using the pattern pieces for the coat. Having said that, after I sewed the pieces together, I cut out the lining using the sew together pieces as a pattern with a little extra for ease. I also lined the hood so in case I wanted to use it, my hair might behave a little better :) for those of you that have naturally curly hair, I think you know exactly what I am talking about!
Okey-dokey--this pattern is awesome! It has quite a few pieces that are seamed together to create a style. The front princess seams make the perfect place for inseam pockets. The yokes make a great backdrop for the hood. I didn't make the hood the first time but I do love it. It isn't too big, nor too small. The sleeves are three pieces which make for a nice fit.
Jalie patterns have really long sleeves and I did have to shorten them quite a bit--I wish I had kept track of how much, but I didn't so sorry!
I did keep the front facing and added some matching colored bias tape to it and added some decorative stitching to it to dress it up a bit. Oh and what do you think of the orange lining? I love the surprise of it and while it may not be an expected choice, I really love it! Luckily I found the scarf and gloves to coordinate everything and I love it!
This is one of my favorite coat patterns! I made this one smaller than the first (size Y versus a U).
Thanks for reading!