Look what I made!
The fabulous Goldstream peacoat by Thread Theory
This coat is a wonderful sew but it is a lot of work. It is a sewing commitment. It requires concentration but is truly not hard.
Shoulder pads set into the lining (step by step positioning instructions).
Optional epaulettes at the shoulders
And the cuffs.
Fully lined pockets with security flaps.
Completely lined with a back vent for movement.
A secret pocket on the inside
Also fully lined.
Fits an I-phone perfectly.
Perfectly finished on the inside.
See these sneaky buttons under the collar?
They are for buttoning on the fully lined hood.
The removable fully lined hood!
It dresses down the jacket nicely.
The optional darts give a modern fit.
The hood is just the right size.
I love the slightly fitted back, so elegant.
Just right for my handsome young man.
I used a wool melton for the coat, in a dark charcoal, and for the lining, some latte coloured duchess satin (just a little heavier in weight).
The main buttons were brown leather knotted ones. I used charcoal enamelled shell for attaching the hood.
I used a very thin shoulder pad as Hugo is not a huge lad and we didn't want him to look like a rugby player.
I spent three weeks working on this coat. It was a true labour of love.
Hugo loves it and it makes me so happy and proud to think he may wear it for years to come. I love to think he may wear it as he goes off to university.
I thoroughly enjoyed sewing this coat and I cannot recommend this pattern enough.
Thanks for popping by!