This pattern is for a three quarter length coat loose fitting coat.
I used a boiled wool from Fashion Fabrics Club. Although it is quite a hassle to buy from overseas I found that the selection and the prices on this site are excellent. Although I need to pay quite a lot of postage to South Africa it is still worthwhile.
The lining is a grey, patterned polyester, locally bought.
I made a size 14.
Yes it looks very much like the pattern drawing.
The instructions were very good and easy to follow. There are only a few pieces to the pattern so it was a quick project.
I love the collar and the fact that the coat is big so that I can wear a tailored jacket underneath it.
The only change I made to the pattern is that I lined the coat. I also left out the top button which I felt was unnecessary.
The buttonholes were a bit of a challenge. The wool is so thick that the machine could not cope so I made the buttonholes by hand.
I turned up the hem and zig zagged it in place.