Hello October, the cooler evenings have reminded me of something I always go through at this time of the year. Difficulties in finding a nice coat that is within my price range, is smart enough to wear anywhere but doesn't make me feel overdressed, as I am a very casually dressed person usually, and a coat that is not to long or to short nor one I will overheat in. Don't really have much luck in finding a coat to fit these criteria strangely! Then inspiration suddenly struck! I could make one! I found this simplicity 1067 pattern and went from there. Easy-to-sew apparently. We shall see!
I have decided on the one the model is wearing view A with a shawl collar and patch pockets and a simple fasting. I did consider a tie belt, but it just then looked like a dressing gown to me in the illustrations. Strange mind I have right?
I went for a wool blend fabric, it's a little darker than it is showing here. It's not to heavy. Also this is an unlined garment so decided on a blend so it wouldn't feel itchy next to the skin