When I received the October 2012 Burda Style Magazine I flipped through the pages and thought it was a good, darn issue. Then I got to pattern #135, a self described “Designer Short Coat” and literally squealed. Yes, I wanted to make a coat in the worst way. Of course I live in California and fall is hot around these parts, so making a coat wasn’t that appealing. It’s now a bit cooler and I got stuck in a traffic jam the other day – stuck rather close to Stonemountain with the room of half priced wools. I saw that as a sign to go buy some wool fabric. I was spoiled for choice in the half price section but fell for the gray Italian herringbone wool coating that came in a crazy $11/yard. Seriously.
For the lining I’m using this piece of stashed silk floral. Sure it’s not a fabulous, statement making match but I do already own it and probably won’t use it for anything else. Plus I like copper, so sue me.
I must now trace off the pattern and make a muslin but I have to get up in the middle of the night and go to work so that won’t happen for a while.