the coat project
It’s getting cold, and the dummy jacket I cut up this summer is still here, all pinned and patched up and ready for a second draft. Because my brief spurt of interest in drawing is failing to get momentum, I’ve decided to force myself to build the jacket here on the blog. Partly because it will mean I can’t get away from it – and partly because the impending winter will add urgency.
Thanks everyone or all the encouragement and nice comments and emails. The blog helps me stay focused and in touch.
Here’s my new design sketch:
It’s made of the same kind of wool I made Ray’s jacket with – a gorgeous charcoal felted wool with a soft, supple hand. It has a definite nap – which I’m going to place in reverse on some panels to highlight the seamlines.
- Ultra High Armholes
- Deep pockets at perfect height for stuffing hands. Key-ring attached inside.
- Zippered chest pocket inside.
- Worn with collar up or down
- Long enough to cover bum
- Washable, removeable lined sweater lining with hand-knit cuffs and collar
- Leather accents maybe?
- Detachable hood zips on under collar?
I will be so happy when I have this coat. This is the coat I was always meant to wear. Finally, hard-edged, versatile and slick armour against the blasted Toronto winter, fit to the extreme.