I started this coat maybe a bit over a year ago...
I'm making the second coat pictured with the pockets from the third.
It was the pattern I chose to learn how to sew, maybe a bit hard, although I don't classify myself as an absolute beginner. I've done small easy projects over the years and as mum is a patternmaker/dressmaker and sewing teacher so I get to listen to all the classes she teaches from the other room. It was more learning how to read a pattern and figure out if there were any mistakes or what to do if I wanted to make things longer/shorter.
So, without thinking I did make it difficult for myself because I chose this fabric, to which mum said 'ok, but you're going to make the pattern match'. Oh... yay.
LOVE this fabric :)
Everything has been cut out, the lining, interfacing and fabric. I've ironed on the interfacing and started sewing some pieces together. That's as far as I've got, and because it's getting cooler I want to finish it so I can wear it through winter!