Burdastyle Charcoal Wool and Navy Leather Winter Coat

Charcoal Wool and navy leather 1 2011 126 Burdastyle sewing pattern winter coat Last October, I made a navy cashmere and leather coat for one of my dearest friends. I would not call it a success. Since this first coat did not turn out as I had hoped, I simply had to design a new version of the winter coat!

The new coat was first going to be an original and modern twist on a particular vintage style. (I’m being vague in my description because I hope to eventually make this vintage design myself.) But since I didn’t have time to make a mock-up and test the vintage design, I decided to be safe and use the Burdastyle 01/2011 #126 Winter Coat Pattern size 38.

Charcoal 20 Wool and navy leather 1 2011 126 Burdastyle sewing pattern coat

Like the earlier coat pattern, this coat pattern was not made/designed to have lining. At first I didn’t think twice and added navy quilted polyester lining to the body of the coat and charcoal wool lining to the lapels and collar.

Oh how wrong I was to do this!

Charcoal 24 Wool and navy leather 1 2011 126 Burdastyle sewing pattern coat

Before connecting the lining layers to the outer layers, I tested the pieces on myself. The quilted/wool lining was much too thick and extremely heavy around the neck (I literally felt like Scrooge with chains around my neck).

As a result, I swapped the quilted polyester and wool lining for a lightweight polyester lining. Because the charcoal wool was already heavy in weight and super stiff, in the end I decided not to line the collar and lapels.

Charcoal 8 Wool and navy leather 1 2011 126 Burdastyle sewing pattern coat

I also left the collar and lapel edges unfinished. The wool didn’t unravel at the edges when it was cut and I decided the overall appearance would look better if I left the edges unfinished.

Charcoal 23 Wool and navy leather 1 2011 126 Burdastyle sewing pattern coat
The lining was hand stitched to the coat.

I hope to have 1 or 2 more coats posted before spring!

Charcoal 13 Wool and navy leather 1 2011 126 Burdastyle sewing pattern coat

Charcoal coat 1

Charcoal 14 Wool and navy leather 1 2011 126 Burdastyle sewing pattern coat

Charcoal 5 Wool and navy leather 1 2011 126 Burdastyle sewing pattern coat

Charcoal 15 Wool and navy leather 1 2011 126 Burdastyle sewing pattern coat

Charcoal coat 3

Charcoal coat 4 details

Charcoal 12 Wool and navy leather 1 2011 126 Burdastyle sewing pattern coat

 Charcoal Wool and navy leather 1 2011 126 Burdastyle sewing pattern winter coat
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Charcoal Wool navy leather winter coat

Stay warm and thanks for reading!

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  1. Reply

    What a simple, elegant garment. I love the leather detailing on the sleeves–it adds interest but it’s also flattering. You look gorgeous in your coat!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Anelisen!

  2. Reply

    beautiful coat! so simple and so stylish one, i really love it (in fact, i love it so much, i might just steal your idea, and make one for myself)

    1. Reply

      Thanks Mokosha!

  3. Reply

    Swooning. This is really chic and gorgeous! This could easily be mistaken for Max Mara coat.

    1. Reply

      Thanks Shirleyssinger!

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