Friends, it’s cold. We in the United States are getting blasted by air so icy that, even down here in Texas, all I can think about is hot cocoa and cashmere sweaters. My sewing is suffering, as a side effect. Two cotton dresses hang half-finished in my sewing room closet, because why finish pieces I can’t bear to wear outside, even with the wooliest of tights? Instead, my wandering sartorial eye has turned to cozier garments. Namely, coats. Y’all, I want to sew all the coats.
I’ve dragged out the few wools in my stash, ordered two more lengths from Mood, and have started hunting cute coat patterns like Indiana Jones pursuing a priceless artifact. I will have all the coats! Of course, the trouble is deciding which one to make first. Realistically, our southern winter is quite short. My first one will probably be my only one this year. To that end, I’ve tracked down some of my favorite trends in outerwear, paired them with comparably chic sewing patterns, and decided to share them with you. If I can’t actually have all the coats, at least I can gawk at the beautiful, cozy makes of other curvy seamstresses.
Bold Color, Classic Fit-and-Flare
Wrap it Up
Are you planning on making a coat this year? Our dear Jenny is quickly becoming the queen of curvy outerwear, as she just finished up this gorgeous green cashmere version of Simplicity 1759, which has me in fits of coat envy. If you’ve made coats in the past, do you have any words of wisdom or TNT patterns to rave about? Today, we’re chatting about outerwear!