I doubt that any of you is actually interested in this, but I am using the opportunity to use the blog as a journal of my work.
Things are coming along rather nicely with my trenchcoat. Today I managed to finish the main construction of the shell.
This is the front with the collar already attached.
I need to put on the facings next and make the inside of the bound button holes, which is completely new territory for me.
The collar worked first time – I am so pleased about this.
And here’s the back.
I plan to use dark brown fake leather buttons for this project. I thought about using real leather buttons, but I was told they have to be taken off when cleaning the coat – and with a white coat I don’t want to put myself through this on a regular basis, so fake buttons it will be.
One thing I am not sure about is the type of lining to choose. Should I use normal lining? In cream or a contrast colour? Or a quilted lining for extra warmth? Or something else entirely? I’m really not sure…