I know, I know, I’m already knee-deep in a project to make four pieces for my husband this month. That’s all going swell. I just want to put this picture up so I don’t lose sight of it. I’ve wanted to make husband a nice jacket for a while, we both like this. I’d make it in the nicest fabric I can get my little mitts on. Probably midnight blue or dark gray, I could do black as well.
On the subject of coats have you seen Cupcake Goddess’ review of Colette’s Lady Grey Coat? Di-vine. I hadn’t looked twice at the pattern until I saw that review. Now I am obsessed. I need it in a gorgeous dark bottle green. I’ve wanted to make a bottle green overcoat for a long time, and now I have a pattern in mind.
I will want full length sleeves, but that’s easy enough to change. I’m not sure yet, but I may make the collar of fur. I discovered an ethical fur racket- New Zealand possum cull fur. North Americans, please note that Antipodean possums look something like this-
(Get Back, Demon Possum! New Zealand Department of Conservation)
I have to say, I’m intrigued. Fur collars on coats are so 1920’s.