Saturday, January 17, 2015

French Retro

a few months ago I decided it was time for me to make my first jacket or coat. I had just fallen in love with this french pattern company, deer and doe. Their designs are so classic and feminine with a vintage flair!I seriously wanted to buy almost every pattern on their website. When I saw the pavot coat pattern I just had to have it,I knew it would be perfect for my first attempt at outerwear.I had initially planned on using a deep red wool, but I had trouble finding it at a price I was willing to pay... I thought "what if I ruin this expensive fabric on my first try??". So I decided to buy a herringbone wool blend coating that I found on sale for about 4 bucks a yard! Since the fabric was so cheap I thought it would make a perfect wearable muslin.I reycled the wooden buttons from an old pair of curtains and I love how well they match this fabric.The only alteration I needed to make was a small bust adjustment, after reading that this pattern was drafted for a c cup. I'm so glad I followed that advice because the fit was perfect! I will definately make this jacket again with a lining.


  1. Fab coat.


  2. This coat is gorgeous! And the fabric was only $4 a yard? That's an amazing find. I really love the collar and the slight gather at the top of the sleeves, they give the coat that little hint of femininity without going overboard.

    1. thank you! yes the fabric was on sale and I had to snatch it up! thanks i really love this style of clothing back when even a coat was feminine and fun.