It’s getting cold over here in Helsinki, and I found this wonderful blue wool for only 9,90 €/metre (though I’m trying not to buy so much fabric, I swear), so I thought I’d make a nice, warm coat out of it. I used this burdastyle pattern http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/012011-long-coat-with-belt , adding a hood to the collar part. Oh, and I also added pockets. Since a coat without a hood and pockets is just missing something :)
The belt has two of those clippy-thingies you usually find in suspenders.
My boyfriend was nice enough to take these photos, so I didn’t have to mess with the self-timer on my camera this time.
The hood turned out pretty huge, but I think it gives the coat a nice sort of fantasy-feel.
The fabric I used as lining I already had, so I didn’t have to pay for that, which was nice. It’s probably polyester, or maybe even rayon, and a bit darker than in the pic. The red contrasts nicely with the blue of the wool.
(While making this coat/ posting this post, I was supposed to be studying for a linguistics exam, but I choose to ignore that for now…)