The pattern for the coat is Butterick 5824.
I was incredibly intimidated by the thought of sewing my self a winter coat. I spent much time agonizing over what type of fabric to choose , colors, linings etc...In the end I opted for a simple black striped suiting fabric with a striking red lining. Because the shell fabric for the coat is a bit thin I double lined the bodice, which I am very glad I did. It gave the bodice a much stiffer shape and more warmth.
Favorite feature of this coat??
THE SKIRT! Oh this coat has an amazing full skirt that is just too fun to twirl around in.
I decided to put on my seamed stockings for this photo shoot. I generally don't ever wear these, however they fit very well with the style of the coat and the whole retro feel.