Yes, that’s right! I’m taking a break from my tuxedo jacket. In my quest to be chic, I realized I wanted my trench in time for the Netherlands in May. So, I’ve started the Burberry trench coat! I don’t know that it will be done in time given my upcoming travel and work schedule, but a girl should try. The patterm is #128 from the January 2008 Burda. Note that this pattern does not call for the epualletes. I’m tight on fabric so I may not be able to add them.
After two days of rabidly pawing through my stash, I’ve gathered my supplies in one place:
The raincoating material is from Michael’s. Denver Fabrics had some too. I have to admit I now have this material in three colorways! And, I have plans for every single piece.
Red and black buttons from eBay. They are ginormous.
Burberry quilted warmer from Guss Woolens. It pickes up the burgundy stripes of the inside.
Black leather covered buckles courtesy of Lindsay T. They look fantastic against the red.
Matching striped lining I picked up at Jomar almost three years ago. This will be for the sleeves and the underside of some of the bulkier / thicker pieces.
I’m flying fast and loose here and not making a muslin. I added an extra inch in width to each sleeve for safety.
I also made a 1.5 inch FBA. My first time in a raglan pattern. It will have a bodice dart at the side seam. I know there are ways of rotating out the dart, but for using fabric that won’t ease well, I’m find with a side bust dart.
The coat will be unlined in the bodice, lined in the sleeves and have a button out warmer. I do still need to draft the warmer pattern and get that cut out. I’m not too worried. I have a general idea. I’m thinking cap sleeve raglan (enough to cover the shoulder pads).
I’m super busy this upcoming weekend so I plan to do all the binding next weekend. Once it’s all bound, I’m hoping to take it with me to my parents place in Tampa and get the main construction done in mid-April while I’m there for a quick visit.
Tomorrow, I’ll tell you all about my dinner tonight with some sewists / bloggers visiting Baltimore!