Make The Look
Anthropologies' Ascot Swing Coat
Well, I'm going to pick on Anthro one more week and then move on to some new Kate Spade goodies, because I already had this coat in mind before I got the Kate Spade email. This one is the Ascot Swing Coat, and I think this is a fairly simple, yet elegant design. Coats can sometimes be difficult to make, with a lot of details, linings, fabrics, etc., but I think this one is pretty straightforward and would be easier to fit than a tailored coat. I happen to like the yellow color, but if you're making your own, you can pick the color!
I don't have a dead-on pattern for this one, but I've got a couple that I think could work nicely to get an inspired by look. First, a new pattern from New Look's Project Runway Workroom line, 6074. This one will need a little work to get closer to the original if you want to - extend the front collar to get that scarf like look, change the front hem a bit, add extra buttons and add a box pleat to center back.
The second pattern is Simplicity 2504. I actually think this one is the better of the two patterns as View C is very close to the original and already has a scarf and center back seam, so adding a box pleat would be very easy. Using the hem and buttons from views D or E would also be closer to the original.
For fabric, I'll recommend the wools that I did last week, but add that Gorgeous Fabrics has just added some really nice wools to her selection. Just click on the "new" tab at the top and you'll see them. Fabricmart.com still has a great selection of Shetland wools, too.
All photos from respective websites with links included.
Parting Shot: Trumpet. Yes, we're adding trumpet lessons to the mix for my son. Should be interesting in the afternoon since they're both in piano, my daughter is taking flute again, and now my son taking trumpet.