I completely forgot to post my outerwear challenge when I finally got it on my blog in early January. I started making it in November and then Christmas presents took over and my coat sat until I was on vacation for the holidays. I’m really happy with it.
Here she is! My Vogue 8346!
I love it and it is super warm, because I lined it in polar fleece as well as using fusible interfacing for coats on all the wool pieces. We have had extreme cold weather warnings here in Toronto (feels like -27 Celsius/-16 Fahrenheit) and I’m toasty warm in my coat.
- Main fabric: thrifted wool herringbone ($8 with an original price tag at $58)
- Contrast fabric in sleeves and lower collar: wool bouclè ($22)
- Contrast fabric on elbow patches/upper collar: Faux leather from Joann fabrics ($5)
- Lining: Polar fleece (3 yards for $20)
- Belt: From my closet (thrifted long ago)
- Pin: Gift from a friend
- Hat: Andi Satterlund cable brim hat made by my mother
- Mittens: Custom made by my mother
- Skirt: Cake Pavlova (blogged here)
- Top: Black turtleneck sweater purchased forever ago from Ricki’s (Similar)
- Leggings: Walmart (Similar)
- Boots: Mark’s Work Warehouse
If you want to read all the posts on the coat, check out the following: