The hardest thing about sewing this coat was choosing the pattern. I started out thinking it had to be a trim silhouette with waistline definition but the appeal of this pattern won out. And it is so versatile!
The pattern calls for two more buttons on the collar but they were too heavy for my version and I don't need them. Even without a scarf to secure it, the collar stays up pretty well. Another unexpected feature is that I can roll down the cuffs if I get caught without gloves. And finally, the roomy fit makes it possible to wear plenty of layers on colder days.
Finishing the coat required endurance. It had become the project-that-never-ends. Then, after stitching the last button, I slipped it on. The sense of accomplishment exploded like fireworks and I can't wait to start another project. That's how I can tell I like to sew.
Have yourself a good Monday!