A Perfect Plaid Statement Coat!
Don’t you love when you find a hidden gem in a pattern? I do! And this is what Vogue 9123 is, a hidden gem. I completely overlooked this pattern since it was released. And lo and behold, the perfect lightweight coat pattern!
We tend to have a lot of mild winter temps, and this coat is perfect for that type of breezy winter weather. My perfect fabric is this Rose/Gray/Off-White Flannelled Wool Coating. It’s very lightweight and feels almost like a wool suiting.
I cut the size 14 straight from the envelope. I didn’t have to make any adjustments. I am so winning! And based on the fact that I wanted to use a plaid fabric, this pattern has limited seaming… a couple of darts. Nothing to freak out over. So as far as uneven plaids go, this one was pretty simple to match a the seams.
My lining fabric is this glorious silver silk charmeuse. Such a dream to work with and it feels so luxurious to wear.
The coat is lightly tailored. No fancy interfacings this time. But I did add a back stay, custom 1/2″ shoulder pads, sleeve heads.
As someone who is not the greatest fan of prints or pink, I’m so glad that this pink plaid spoke to me. It’s great statement coat. I’m sure I’ll have fun wearing this!