This was not my original plan for this fabric, but I massively underestimated the amount of yardage I needed to match the border pattern. I bought it a couple of years ago in China, it's a symmetrical double border wool fabric.
I think I traced about 4 coat patterns only to find they would not work with my fabric which I was determined to use before missing another winter season. I decided to go really simple and make this wrap coat from the October 2017 issue of Burda - even then I had to make some modifications.
I moved the pockets to the side seam so that I wouldn't have to match the pattern, eliminated the centre back seam, lined it to the edge which is just interfaced without a separate facing piece and had to piece the belt. I really want to try and find a RTW belt in red or find some matching wool fabric to make one which I think will look much better.
|Side seam pocket
|Red silk satin lining
It is a very easy coat to make, I spent far longer on all the tracing and procrastinating than I did on the final sewing.