Staying Warm

Since much of the U.S. is in the midst of a deep freeze right now, I thought I’d re-visit some more of the winter coats I’ve made through the years.  I wrote about my yellow double-cloth coat a few weeks ago.  Here are some more…


This coat is an example of how classic never goes out of style!  I made it over 25 years ago, and it’s just as wearable today as it was then!  It was a Vogue pattern, made from a winter white wool melton, lined with flannel-backed satin.

I put a lot of work into this coat.  Bound buttonholes…


Hand-felled undercollar…


Hand-stitched patch pockets…


Carefully set sleeves with sleeve heads and shoulder pads…


Next up is a much more casual coat.  This came about because of the camel’s hair fabric I found at a discount store!  This was made about 15 years ago, and I don’t remember the pattern, but it was easy.  Flannel-backed satin lining, jacquard ribbon trim, and purchased toggles made for quick stitching.


Finally, another coat I made just last winter.


This is a Vogue Issey Miyake pattern (which is still available, and I highly recommend it!)  The fabric was a wool roll end from EmmaOneSock, and the lining, again, is flannel-backed satin.


The construction was interesting (in a good way!), and not difficult.


The stand-up collar is rolled and tacked into place.


And I love the pockets!  In-seam pockets are often shallow, but these are deep and roomy, and the lining doesn’t show at the seam.


Stay warm! 🙂

10 thoughts on “Staying Warm

  1. Thanks for letting us see the coats. They are all lovely and timeless. Although I have never made a coat, I think I will try the Vogue Pattern that you recommended.


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