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.
32 thoughts on “Lions and Leopards and Camels, Oh My!! Trench Coat Jungle”
Oh!!!! This is too cozy-dangerous! I cant wait to show you off!
Oooh, Thanks so muchly! Yes, love that: Cozy AND Dangerous! A winning combination, n’est pas? 🙂
Dang, you done good, girl.
Heee! Thank you so much! 🙂 It’s quite a thrill when a new project turns out the way it’s supposed to.
Love love love 🙂
Thank you, thank you, thank you 🙂
That is one awesome coat! Well done you.
Why, thank you so much! I just wish it was warm enough here to wear it outside without freezing! Will have to wait till spring.
This is gorgeous! A job well done. You have inspired me to get started on mine…as soon as I am done with princess skirts 😉
Thanks! Such kind words and an honour to be an inspiration :). It’s not a tailored Chanel suit or anything, but I’m pretty pleased with it, nonetheless. Good luck with your skirts.
Beautiful!! What a success!
Thanks! Always a thrill when the ‘success’ pile grows. (I’ll revisit the ‘failure’ pile after the glow has warn off :)).
It looks great.
Thank you! Happy that it worked out.
You go girl!! Awesome!
Thank you Shanni! You are very kind :).
Looks great. Love the idea of reversing the material. There’s a real pop when you open the coat.
Thanks! I like the leopard/lion print on the inside too. It’s like my own little secret till I open the coat.
What fun! Love this on you!
Thank you!! Animal prints ARE fun :). It’s quite cozy too since the fabric is a synthetic Kashmir instead of a crisp cotton.
This is lovely such a great job you’ve done.
Thank you so much! So excited that it fit into the jungle.
rocking your coat you might even be queen of the jungle!
Oooooh, loving the sound of that! And there is lion print on the coat, so it only makes sense 🙂
This is absolutely beautiful – you look like a painting! The textures are marvelous, and kitty must love cuddling you even more now ^_^
Oh my goodness, such high praise! Thank you so much! Kitty enjoys (demands) attention of all kinds, but yes, he likes the fabric, which is quite soft and fuzzy 🙂
I like how you lined it so you end up with lapels. I didn’t like mine flopping open on the first trench I made: http://csews.com/clothes/the-trench
I’ve made two and I really like them. I think I’ll make another one but have longer sleeves like your version.
Thanks Chuleenan! Yes, I liked the ‘lapels’ action, as well. Popping over now to see yours. I think I’m going to make another one in a rainproof fabric as a raincoat!
I like the idea of making a raincoat! I was coing to make one out of some home dec cotton – maybe I’ll make two more!