With thanks to Amanda Herbert Photography
As far as I’m concerned, there’s one sewing project from this year that deserves a massive round of applause. It’s Sewaholic’s Minoru jacket that I completed in February. I have hardly stopped wearing it all year – which tells you a lot about English summers.
It’s been on sewing outings with me…
With thanks to A Sewing Odyssey for the image.
It’s been on the swings with me…
And it’s been on some very muddy dog walks with me…
I’d say that the addition of patch pockets was nigh on essential. (Template and tutorial here.) Where else would I stuff my tissues, poop bags, gloves and house keys? Interestingly, I haven’t used the internal pockets once – not once. I also think that the decision to line it in silk was a fabulous one. Every single time I pull this coat on, it feels special – and warm.
I was initially concerned that the camel wool was a boring colour choice. I couldn’t have been more wrong. This colour goes with everything, including my Honey Cowl.
I have sworn blind that as soon as this coat falls apart, I’m making another one. I’d like to make a red wool version. Wouldn’t that be swoon worthy? Why don’t you try this jacket yourself? I’ll let you in on a secret. Lean closer. It really isn’t that difficult…
Ode To Minoru
I love you Minoru, you’re the best
You put my sewing to the test
I wish you’d marry me, coat of mine
Sewaholic’s bestest design!