Winter Coat DIY w/ quilted faux leather sleeves and pocket flaps
What it looks like on me
Difficulty: Intermediate-ish. I wouldn't say it's hard, per se, but it is very time-consuming
Time: ~12 hours off and on over a course of 3 weeks
Pattern: Simplicity 2508, adjusted using the recommended petite lengths built into the pattern. Made smaller patch pockets and added faux leather pocket flaps.
- 2 yards of gray blizzard fleece from Joann's (Since this was my first real foray into outerwear, I wanted to use a more forgiving, i.e. cheaper material, as a practice run. For reference, I purchased my fleece on sale for $3 / yd and wool - even the cheaper, itchy stuff - is around $30 / yd. The benefit to fleece is that it looks wool-esque from a distance. )
- 3/4 yards quilted faux leather from Fabrix
- 6 toggle buttons from Joann's
Overall, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. I will be experimenting more before tackling using a wool or wool blend.