Leather, Houndstooth, Brushed Brass. Yep, it's a win. This classic silhouette mixed with the beautiful black and white wool houndstooth makes for a winter coat with style that doesn't quit and the fuchsia satin lining ensures that this Fancy Nancy still feels as girly on the outside as she feels on the inside. With leather shoulder details, a full collar, width adjustments and a slimmer silhouette in the skirt, this pattern took on a different feel which I am definitely loving.
This pattern hack was done using Bella Sunshine Designs Gabriella Winter Coat pattern. I love the design and the details of the pattern, with the princess seams, and stand up collar. It's classic.
The original pattern is designed to be more roomy, to accommodate winter layers, but since I was making this as a dress coat, I wanted it to be slimmer throughout. So I sized it down and adjusted for length.
There were so many ideas I had with this coat. Just take a look at this page in my sketch book:
And I very well may try out some of these other ideas in the future. This project has made me fall in love with outerwear!
The leather on the shoulders was my own addition. I wanted to add a little edge to this classic design. I think it makes it a bit more modern.
Thanks to Bella Sunshine Designs for such a great pattern. It was so fun to play with. Run over and grab one of her patterns, they are 40% off until February 29th! And be sure to follow along this week and check out all the other pattern hacks from the talented bloggers who have joined this blog tour!
Bella Sunshine Designs Birthday Blog Tour
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