DIY Army green wool coat

And then enters my new favorite coat…………………

If there was ever a coating fabric that reads high end, it’s without a doubt this medium weight Italian wool  from  It’s one of those fabrics you happen upon and are amazed at how beautiful it is.  It sews, cut and irons to perfection allowing you to achieve a crisp professional look.  Online this fabrics reads brown, but I would definitely describe it as an army green.

This coat was made using Vogue V8841 view B with the following alterations:

-Added placket seam pockets

-Added sleeve belts

-Added 8″ to the length of the belt

-Added 1.5″ to the width of the collar

-Added 2 belt loops

I lined the coat using this twill suiting from which made even the inside simply amazing.  I wouldn’t typically line a coat using this fabric but the lining I was originally going to use, was the wrong color and I had this fabric in my stash.

Needless to say I will be grabbing a few more yards of this beauty.

I used 3 yards of fabric for this coat

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  1. LaDonna Cokley
    January 30, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    Hello! I LOVE each and every coat you make! I really love your style, period! I am wondering if you will work with McCall to produce a coat pattern? And I have a request, PLEASE create a coat/jacket Lookbook on your blog. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Keep up the great work.


    • Nikki
      January 30, 2017 / 11:19 pm

      Hi LaDonna
      Thank you so much, I truly appreciate it. My next pattern release for McCalls is pre-fall coming out soon but I definitely have a coat pattern on the agenda. Im actually in the process of creating a coat/jacket lookbook that should be ready in the next couple weeks.

    • Nikki
      January 30, 2017 / 11:16 pm

      Thank you Roni

  2. January 30, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    Wow, what a great coat! I just picked up 3 yards of wool garbadine for a trench coat, but you’ve pretty much convinced me to make this instead (and I even impulsively ordered the pattern off of eBay).

    • Nikki
      January 30, 2017 / 11:16 pm

      Thank you so I look forward to seeing your coat.

  3. Juliette Le cordier
    January 30, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    Hi I’m Juliette….. Your clothes are stunning, I really love them……I would like to know what kind of cloth will shoot me..I’m short and about 61 kg, I gave birth 8 month ago…..would like to get your comments.
    Thank you hope to hear from you.

    • Nikki
      January 30, 2017 / 11:10 pm

      Hi Juliette,

      I’m not sure I understand your question.

  4. February 1, 2017 / 3:40 am

    this is so gorgeous!!

    • Nikki
      February 5, 2017 / 4:35 am

      Thank you

  5. February 5, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    It’s a beautiful coat!

  6. February 6, 2017 / 10:25 am

    Yeow! What a gorgeous coat! So much nicer than any of the views shown on the pattern envelope. I would never guess it was the same coat.

  7. February 13, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    I absolutely love this coat! This green fabric really is quite incredible!
    The whole look is so amazing!

    • Nikki
      February 15, 2017 / 10:45 pm

      Thank you so much

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