When the first signs of spring are showing I just can't help myself. I need to buy coral fabric. All of it. Coral shirts, cardigans, lingerie, you name it, it's in my closet. So when I saw this coated poplin I knew it would make the perfect wind and waterproof spring coat.
The print for the lining is from my stash, the selvedge mentions Sprintex, Made in France. Sprintex is a company from Villefranche sur Saone, known for its digital rotary and inkjet prints. I haven't done a burn test yet but it looks like viscose and has a very soft and silky feel. The ivory satin will be used to make piping.
The pattern I'll be using is from Ottobre magazine, 2/2014. I've never made an Ottobre pattern before and am not familiar with their sizing or amount of ease in their finished measurements, so I'll make a muslin first. According to the size charts all patterns are drafted for women of 168 cm plus or minus 4 cm. At 173 cm I'm only just above the top end of that scale. However, Ottobre uses models of different sizes and heights and shares this information at the bottom of the page. The model wearing this floral trench is 163 cm and I think the coat is rather short on her. Must check!
The number of pattern pieces is adding up to 42 so cutting will take a while!
Buttons, a whopping amount of 17, in two different sizes, lots of matching thread for topstitching and I'm ready to go.
Happy spring sewing!