My first attempt at sewing a jacket / coat! I finished my trench style coat for Jungle January in animal print! It is based on the Christine Hayne’s pattern and the fabric talked about in this post. Now, you all thought I was going to put the leopard/lion print on the outside and the camel on the inside, right?? Admit it. And, BAM! Leopard/Lion print on the inside!
I altered the sleeves from the pattern quite a bit and made them longer, adding a cuff with button and also added a tie belt with belt loops.
Of course, NEVER to be outdone, Kitty also got his jungle on and styled a coordinating leopard print collar. Bias binding was attached to the raw front edges of the coat and around the collar. To learn more about how to attach bias binding, click here.
Bias Binding Attached to Front and Around Collar
Hello fellow animal print lovers, I have finally found the fabric and the item I am going to make for Jungle January.
Both Sides of Animal Print Fabric
The fabric is a mix of leopard and lion on one side and camel on the other side. So, we have the jungle and the desert coming together nicely. It’s called Kashmir (and is synthetic) but has a nice soft feel to it and is fairly thick. This is the what I’m going to make. It is a trench style coat from the book Chic and Simple Sewing by Christine Haynes.
Trench Style Coat
I am going to alter it, however, and make the sleeves long and not 3/4 length and I’m going to add a cuff. I will also make a coordinating tie belt and add belt loops. I’m excited to get started!
Pattern, Fabric and Notions