The previous post shows the lined version of Sew Over It Chloe Coat, I was asked if a beginner could make it without a lining
So I tried it with a fabric which is reversible, and I must say that the results were pleasing
This is the sort of coat you will want to throw on when popping to the shops, or go for a short journey in the car. Its quite snug actually, and I can see me getting out of use out of it it is definitely suitable for beginners to make and the thickness of the fabric means that you don't really need to use interfacing which would be totally necessary on the lined coat
when choosing a fabric I would go for something like boiled wool which is easy to work with reversible and warm the fabric I chose is something very similar but it's reversible fabric and I took the opportunity to put in tiny touches of the reverse side into my garment construction
The other thing which I did differently was to use magnetic poppers as a closure.
I covered the top up with a button to hide the metalwork. it was quite tricky sewing the buttons in place actually so do choose large buttons!
As you can see see these poppers really are easy to put in so if you're frightened to make a coat because you can't I don't want to do buttonholes are you can't I don't want to put lining in you have absolutely no excuse because you can do without both
Two coats from one pattern can't be bad and are both excellent additions to my wardrobe.
This coat pattern really is lovely no matter how you make it so I do it urge you to get the pattern and have a go yourself. I promise you you won't regret it.