I made this coat for a mixed ability dress making class I attended in 2013. It was made from Simplicity pattern 2172, the last pattern I ever bought. I have worn it ever since, admittedly it doesn’t give great protection from the rain but I love it.

I was surprised to get so many people on the street come up to me and tell me they like it, I really need to get business cards.

By far the greatest compliment I have ever received was for this coat. It was from my brother in law, who on hearing I had made it myself said “but that’s a…     real coat”…so proud.

It is made out of red Melton and is fully lined.

One thing I have learned from this coat is that I must use thicker thread when attaching buttons, especially over my bust.

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