I have seen many versions of this over the few years with varying opinions on the pattern and style. I have not been that sure of the style especially the longer length, it being quite slouchy but cropped version looked quite cute in most of the versions I have seen.
Because of the thickness of the fabric it was really hard to cut - not helped by my scissors not being the sharpest. The lining for the body is taken from an old White Stuff skirt that I had hardly worn - I liked the fabric but not as a skirt and the colours looked really good with this coral.
Sewaholic Minoru sleeve lining. Again it goes well with the lining of the body.
|too lazy to change the thread on seams that would never be seen!|
I wasn't 100% sure it would work due to the thickness of the fabric but fortunately the fabric pressed really well so I steamed the heck out of it and it was fine!
The was quite a bit of hand stitching involved with the lining, but I quite enjoy that.
|I tacked the lapels down to stop them flapping about|
|walking through the woodland from the church to the reception|