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Made By A Fabricista: Animal Print Trench Coat Set


Hello Everyone, Today’s post all about my new trench coat with a matching pencil skirt.

The Fabric.

I selected a neutral colored medium weight jacquard suiting fabric. The fabric has a textured animal print and no stretch. It presses really well and it is heavy enough that it does not require any lining.


The Pattern.

I used the Anna coat pattern from Sew Over It’s Work to Weekend Capsule Collection Ebook. The coat pattern is classic mac/trench coat pattern with details like large lapels, epaulettes, side pockets, back vent and a tie belt. For the skirt, I used McCalls 8004 pattern which is pencil skirt with front dart details.



The Sewing Process.

The trench coat is a simple yet detailed pattern to sew. It has a lot of details like the side pockets, belt loops, epaulettes and lapels that helps to improve one’s sewing skills. It is a long sewing process especially if you are finishing the seams with a double fold bias binding like I did. I got about 25 yards of black double fold bias tape from Etsy since it was more cost effective to buy in bulk. I wanted the coat to have a beautiful finish on the inside since it is not lined, so I took the time to do the bias binding seams. Pressing is really key with this project especially when constructing the facing and lapels. Overall, this jacket was definitely a labor of love and I felt so fulfilled after finishing the garment. The skirt was relatively simple to sew, I also skipped the lining since the fabric has a nice weight to it but I finished the seams with a serger.

The Styling.

For this look, I paired the pencil skirt with a black bodysuit and topped it off with the trench coat. I completed the look with a pair of classic black pumps. I love that trench coat makes a bold yet subtle statement and it can be styled multiple ways. I can’t wait to pair the trench coat on top of dresses and even a t-shirt with jeans look.



I look forward to wearing my animal print trench coat this spring season.


RALIAT  @raliat.oyinlola


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories SUITING & JACQUARD.

Comments

  1. You look so professional in your beautifully constructed coat!

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  2. Wonderful make with a beautiful finish.

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  3. That is stunning. Beautiful

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  4. Great job, love the finish detail.

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  5. Your outfit is very stylish and looks terrific on you. Love your seam finishes.

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  6. Just beautiful! This is wonderful on you.

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  7. Back to sewing with a complete stunner here! This coat is fabuloue

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  8. How inspired, to make a trench and matching pencil skirt. And so chic! Nice job, inside and out.

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