Hey, I’m very excited to share the finishing touches to my Clare coat and the grand reveal with you today!
I completed the lining in no time! Sewing stable woven cotton after wool is such a treat!
I've made one small change to the coat as I was sewing it up. I felt the collar was just a bit too tall for me so I cut it down by 1 inch from the top line and I’m really happy with where it sits now. It's always worth adjusting a pattern if you know it'll make a difference to how you feel about the garment. You'll probably get a lot more wear from it if you make it just right for you.
I opted for 1 single bound button hole with a supersized feature button on the collar and sewed in large metal poppers to the rest of the front closure. This is actually not a button! I made my feature button from a vintage clock face I found in an antique shop and used a small button to attach it! I've had so many compliments on it, I’m very happy with this unique design feature!
What do you think of my my lining?! I went with the Liberty Print lining for the body and it makes me happy every time I see it.
The pockets are nice and deep in the Clare coat and in just the right place!
Now I just need to add a Pink Coat Club pin as the finish touch!
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