Fabric: Joann's, 2 yards, home decor, 45", 100% cotton
Pattern: Butterick 5500 (actually a shirt dress pattern that I'm using as a coat), narrowed frame (using this method) and sleeves, also shortened sleeves to 3/4 length
Time: 2 days, maybe ~5-6 hours total?
Graphic Coat DIY
This coat was made to be worn closed, but I feel like the print looks too overwhelming like that. In general, I felt like the coat came out decently. My biggest complaint is the back. See that poof above my rear? Eyesore. I need to find a way to mitigate it or else try a different pattern next time.
My next coat (inspired by Jean's Emerson Fry coat) will be made from this fun leopard print
Also on deck will be a striped coat of some sort. I'm enjoying the freedom of frivolity in sewing :)