Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Sapporo Coat



I made up a Sapporo Coat from Papercut Patterns.  Harris Tweed that I got in Glasgow a few years ago - my rucksack was so full of fabric I tipped myself over looking in the sale bin!  I contrasted with a biscuit coloured pure wool and lined it with silk I got the last time I was in Como.


It was a bagged lining.  The pattern itself was very straightforward and I only changed the sleeve/cuff, it's supposed to be a double thickness of the main fabric but I thought it would be too heavy so I used the silk instead and I also changed the way the sleeve and body joined.


My assistant had a trim and was feeling the cold so we knocked up a little cashmere sweater en-route.


So many colours in the Harris Tweed.


I was disappointed with the finished article at first, it's a bit dull for me and then my harshest critic, Miss Belle,  said, "Ooh that's too drab for you" and on closer inspection, "Drab on the outside, jazzy on the inside",  I think that says it all!


On point.


A sprinkling of snow for the debut.  The hat is 16 Sixteen Cable Hat.


Very roomy.


Love those pockets.


It was this big!

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