Simplicity 1732, ‘Victorian’ coat by Arkivestry.
Off we trotted to Fancy Silk Store [via a delicious late lunch at Café Rouge, yum]. We had a brief pitstop at Barry’s too, as I wanted more of their top quality fusible interfacing, and some hair canvas for the collar/back stay. We saw some lovely stuff at Barry’s, but unfortunately, not enough on the roll. I nudged Dawn towards the fabulous selection of velvets, including a delicious black astrakhan [THIRTY SQUID PER METRE EEK} but she resisted.
We had a little browse in FSS, and I saw the most luscious charcoal grey wool. Dawn winced at the price, and headed for a cheaper version. I pointed out that with coats, you go for the best you can afford, and I was expecting to be paying between £100 and £150 anyway. As it turned out, the 100% lambswool that I favoured is 60″ wide, so we didn’t need as much anyway. Hurrah for top quality!
Straight back to the car, and home, and here it is, matched up with one of the lengths of lining I bought a few weeks back, and a morsel of burgundy bias binding, just to indicate what I’m intending.
She likes the black peachskin that I used on the penguin shirt so much, I’ll be using it for collar and cuffs on the coat, probably quilted onto something a bit more substantial.
I can’t wait to get cracking on this little beauty…