I make multiple new coats every year and this is the first coat of this year. I used Butterick 6143.
I was inspired by this prada coat, it's classy and cute! I looked for a nice pattern that I wanted to make, eventually I chose one like what is in the photo. I completely forgot to keep Butterick 6143. Oh, it's pretty match for my project! I'm really glad I purchased it, because it is a great addition to my wardrobe.
I've worn it a few times already, it's quite cold in the middle of winter. I wear it as a dress coat without fur collar. This coat is good when I'm indoors.
I was going to wear this coat with a skirt but it goes well with denim too. I wear denim a lot, it's terrific.
The only difficult part was making a round collar, the upper fabric and the lower fabric slipped against each other while I sewed, because I used very soft tweed. So I basted stitches all over the collar. Even though I took great care to stick the pins in, I couldn't match the plaids...Ummmm:((( It took a great deal of time to baste these areas, and I was so tired.
I didn't change too much of the design. I shorten bodice by an inch and added belt loops. I made a removable fur collar and a belt. This fur collar is what I threw out the old coat with, so I kept and remade it.
I love this classic coat. I probably will sew a new coat again when spring arrives. I look forward to make it.
Fabric: 60" 2 7/8
Total time spent: 25hours, PHEW!