This is the V9275 – a longline bomber jacket – made in beautiful designer wool bought from Fabric Godmother a gazillion years ago. The fabric sat in my stash for so long because I just couldn’t decide what to make. After all, that pattern is random and challenging.
I needed those squares to line up. I didn’t cut fabric out on the fold – I cut in single layers for accurate pattern matching. I think I made it work, though I can’t stop seeing a horse on my bottom!
I used the wrong side of the wool as I loved the fuzzy grey. The collar and cuffs were made from boiled wool and the coat was lined in quilted lining fabric from Stoff & Stil.
The pattern is pretty simple and straightforward. It would make a perfect first coat project.
I’d suggest you don’t use contrast lining fabric as there are no facings and the lining goes right up to the hem. You don’t want your quirky flash of colour to become distracting or draw attention to inaccuracies.
Before you do the last piece of hand stitching on the lining hem, just check that the front bottom flaps of your coat front match up. If they don’t, go back in and do a bit of tweaking. Doesn’t take long!
If you haven’t already read Kate’s review of this pattern over at The Foldline, take heed – this pattern runs big. I went down two whole sizes. Yes, two. Even then, I used a 20mm seam allowance at the sleeve insertion, knowing that I could afford to shave a bit more off.
There are nice deep pockets to shove your fists into when the snow starts to fall.
I really love my new coat! It even matches Ella. Which is a good job, as this may become my new go-to coat for walking the dog.