Sunday, October 18, 2009

Spring coat sprung


Now that I've put all the buttons on (close-up of the buttons over on the right there) and worn it out a couple of times I have to say you were right, dear commenters.

I do like this coat. Although it definitely looks better on me if I don't button it up all the way - and better still if I don't button it up at all.

Also, the term "spring coat" is a bit of a misnomer. Because around these parts, the kind of coat you'd have to wear in spring is a rain coat.

7 comments:

Amanda said...

Those buttons are great.

I agree it looks like it hangs better unbuttoned.

Antoinette said...

I like it on you, both buttoned and unbuttoned! Very flattering. Nice work and I'm so glad you are enjoying it. :)

Violet said...

Yeah I think it's just 'cos I generally suit lower necklines.

donnasoowho said...

I'm the same as you (look better unbuttoned than buttoned) but buttoned is warmer. Coat looks great! Well done you.

Pollyanna_H said...

Looks gorgeous! Such skills .... I'm in awe. I think my last sewing project was an unfinished velvet pinafore in Form 2.

Violet said...

I got nice comments at work today too, though it was from a 70-something co-worker whose dress sense is on the conservative side (the only thing we have in common is we are both short).

It wasn't really that hard to make - I just made it hard for myself by choosing tricky fabric and not reading the instructions properly!

Determinist said...

Looks good both ways. Nice coat.