Friday, July 26, 2013

Current Obsession {Donna Karan Coat}

The heat wave finally broke here in NYC and we are enjoying a few days of deliciously cool weather that has me looking forward to fall. What better time than now to start planning my fall sewing list? This season I'm going to try to stick to filling the holes in my wardrobe. One item on my "need" list is a new winter coat and I have my eye on this pattern:

V1321 via voguepatterns.mccall.com

V1321 via voguepatterns.mccall.com

V1321 via voguepatterns.mccall.com


 Here's the runway version:

Donna Karan F2011 RTW - via style.com

Donna Karan F2011 RTW - via style.com

Donna Karan F2011 RTW - via style.com
This promises to be an intersting and hopefully easy coat since it won't involve a lot of tailoring. It's unlined and made of melton or boiled wool. Based on the runway photos it appears that all the seams are lapped. Soon I'll be visiting my friends on 39th street (Chic Fabrics and H&M) for some camel colored wool. I'm hoping to find something soft and luxurious... perhaps a little cashmere. The pattern takes 6+ yards, but without all the intereior fabrics and trimmings I think it will be very economical.
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