I’ll get some good pictures of the duffel coat I finished over Christmas break and write that up…but why not rush into another tailoring project? I had such a good time and was so impressed with the pattern that I want to make more coats–and Grainline makes another coat style. Plus, I’ve discovered Linton Tweeds (who weave the fabric for Chanel jackets!).

The Yates Coat 


That TWEED! I may have already ordered a swatch and it’s a perfect spring coating weight….


Can’t you just see it? Because I can. I even have flannel-back satin lining sitting around in that exact royal blue accent color, plus all the leftover specialty interfacing.

Of course, I also want to make myself a technical parka for hiking (I even got a gift certificate to The Rain Shed for my birthday!). Will I be able to sew all the coats before it warms up? I’ve got 2-3 months, so stay tuned!