It is almost summer… what am I doing posting pictures of a coat?? Well, in Calgary, although it has been deliciously warm, one can still get away wearing a coat in the morning some days. I am also sure that a cold spell is still bound to happen (I will be happy if I am wrong!) It’s Calgary, it is bound to come! It is not weird to get snow on May long weekend here, so see, posting pictures of a coat in April with +22 outside does not seem so weird anymore.
The coat is Lekala 4333 coat pattern. When I first made it back in December 2015 I sucked at taking pictures. I am not a pro at it now, but I am very proud of my tri-pod acquisition and how it has slightly elevated my picture quality and photo taking abilities. Also I would like to think that over the past 4 months my modeling skills went from barely existing to “I-can-do-two-poses-yay!”.
I won’t talk about the coat itself in this post, as I’ve written about it and my experience with Lekala patterns here and here. Feel free to check the posts out and if you have any questions, ask away. In the meantime, here are some shots of the finished coat:
I love the two pleats at the front! They help create such a beautiful feminine silhouette.
I used Kasha lining, which is a flannel backed satin, to line the coat. This lining is warmer than usual bemberg or polyester lining. And because it is flannel on one side, it is easier to work with. My lining is silver since FabricLand had a limited selection of colors and this silver color was the only one that went with the color of my Melton Cloth wool.
I am extremely pleased with how this coat turned out! Between this one and my other super warm Cascade Coat (unblogged) I have been a very happy lady this fall/winter season!