My fall coat is a burgundy corduroy trench that I’ve worn a few years longer than it has looked acceptable. I love it, but it really is pretty raggedy and misshapen after many years of thorough wearing and washing.
I’ve been searching for a replacement trench for a long time, but they are so expensive! I just can’t justify paying that much money for a light coat, especially one that isn't exactly the design that I want, so my plan as of late had been to make myself a trench. Then Tasia at Sewaholic announced her newest pattern, the Minoru Jacket. I quickly changed my mind! This baby went straight on my project list and I pre-ordered the pattern.
After seeing Molly’s version, I decided that I wanted the outside fabric to be a cotton twill. I took to Fabric.com and found this amazing gray organic cotton twill.
Then I found this Michael Miller cotton print and thought it would look lovely as a liner.
How easy was that?
Tasia plans on hosting a sew along for the Minoru starting in January, which is perfect timing since I’m elbow-deep in Christmas gift making. I’m making good progress and it’s really hard to not share what I’ve been up to. All in good time though!