The transition from winter to spring is always very tricky in the eastern part of the United States. Some days are very cold, some are very warm and others are comfortably mild. For those mild days, it’s a challenge finding the appropriate outer wear, so I always defer to my sleeveless or short sleeve light wool coats.
The wool used for this coat was this boiled wool from moodfabrics.com that’s pretty amazing. Outside of the fact the color is simply beautiful, but it’s light weight, comfortable and cuts and sews with ease. It’s perfectly wide at 60″ and would work just as well for a skirt or trousers.
I wanted a light weight lining that didn’t overwhelm the the coat, so I choose this silk habotai from moodfabrics.com
The pattern used for this coat was this Burdastyle menswear long coat downloaded pattern with the following alterations:
-Added 10″ to the length
-Removed the panel piece in the center
-Removed the front slant pockets and added side seam pockets
-Added a sewn in heavy weight interfacing for a more structured color
-Sewed the notched together seams that connect the top collar to the lower collar
-Added short sleeves
-Removed the back seam
-Removed the vent