We had SO much fun photographing the Lola Coat! Almost as much fun as I had sewing it.
This pattern is from Sew Over It’s new ebook, My Capsule Wardrobe: City Break. It feels apt that we took our photos bang in the middle of hipster East London. We laughed, and laughed, and laughed.
I should tell you about the coat, shouldn’t I? I love it soooooo much, with its kimono sleeves and waterfall lapels. It’s very me and fits my lifestyle extremely well. Comfy, with deep pockets for tennis balls and dog treats. But no awful pocket bags flapping about. The construction is very clever.
Your inside seams shall be on show as the coat flaps open. So as a minimum make them neat; as a maximum, make them a feature.
This pattern eats up fabric and used every scrap of my four metres of – I think it’s a chambray. It’s beautiful quality and the indigo colour sings. Bought from The Man Outside Sainsburys for not much money at all. He has two weights, this and one heavier. For this coat, you will need fabric with drape.
The PDF is 53 pages long, so you know… You’ll get bored at some point, taping that lot together. But it’s worth it. Once you move on to construction, you could whip this up in an afternoon.
Pay careful attention to the sizing. It’s based on your back of bust measurement (around the back of the coat from bust point to bust point). I don’t consider myself to be a size small, but I was a good girl and followed my measurements, which meant I cut out a size small.
I added a hanging loop because, you know, hanging loops…
I’m wearing my coat with this version of the Inari dress. And that’s your lot!
With thanks to my lovely photographer friend. She knows who she is and I hope she knows how much I adore her!