OOP McCalls 6172: DIY Animal Print Crombie Style Coat

Hi Everyone! Excited to bring you one of my latest makes: an animal print coat in a style that is as close to my dream coat pattern as I have managed to get until now. Let me back up… Last year I made Simplicity 8451, and in that post I talk about what my dream […]

Read More

Butterick 6384: DIY Red Mohair Wool Robe Wrap Belted Coat

Hello Friends, Today I want to share my most recent make with you: Butterick 6384, made in the most delicious heavy, warm, luxurious all wool/ mohair coating purchased from Fabworks. I just love how warm and cosy this coat is. Actually, I purchased this fabric using some money I was gifted with for my birthday […]

Read More

Grainline Cascade Duffle Coat: DIY Plaid Checked Wool Duffle Toggle Coat

Hi Friends, Today I am sharing my most recent make – hot off the sewing machine just yesterday in fact – the Cascade Duffle Coat by Grainline Patterns. I also like to think of it as “The Coat that Almost Broke my Machine.” More on that in a moment. I did not plan on making […]

Read More

McCalls 7058: DIY Basket Weave Wool Winter Coat

Hello Dear Readers, Today I want to share with you a coat I recently completed. It’s got a bit of backstory. Here goes. The fabric is a beautiful basket weave wool in a dark purple colour that I picked up in Paris a couple of years ago. I didn’t realise it at the time, but […]

Read More

Quart Coat by Pauline Alice: DIY Tweed Military Inspired Coat

Hello There Friends, It was my great privilege to be selected as a pattern tester for Pauline Alice’s newest pattern release: the Quart Coat. Let’s get the nitty gritty out of the way first. Yes, as part of the pattern testing process the draft pattern was provided to me free of charge (in exchange for […]

Read More