Leopard Print Coat in Stretch Cotton Canvas

I knew my fall wardrobe needed something big and leopard, finding just the right fabric was easy while shopping online at MoodsFabrics.com. I just put “leopard” into the search box and ta-da!, up popped this fabulous fabric: Italian Leopard-Print Stretch Cotton Canvas

leopard fabric from Mood Fabrics

The pattern was an easy on for me to pick, Vogue 8884, which I had made for a spring coat back on this Mood Sewing Network post. I used the same construction techniques from the spring coat and knew the fit was good. That is such a benefit when using a pattern again.

Stretch cotton canvas coat in a fabulous leopard print from Mood Fabrics. Sewn using Vogue 8884.

I’ve read that “leopard is the new neutral” and I thoroughly agree with this. My jacket will go with so many things in my fall and winter wardrobe. I can dress it up, dress it down but this leopard jacket will give whatever I pick a classy look.

I saw many leopard coats on Pinterest and like how they look with jeans, sweater and pearls, so that is how I styled mine for today

Stretch cotton canvas coat in a fabulous leopard print from Mood Fabrics. Sewn using Vogue 8884.

 

This fabric does have quite a bit of stretch, so when I made my buttonholes I used a corded buttonhole to help the buttonholes keep their shape.

Now let’s talk about the lining. You can see a peak of it here, thanks to the fall breeze:

Stretch cotton canvas coat in a fabulous leopard print from Mood Fabrics. Sewn using Vogue 8884.

It is Mood Fabrics’ Mandarin Silk Crepe de Chine . Talk about a treat! This fabric feels so fabulous and Mood  has many colors to choose from. I went with the mandarin for that fall feel and I like how it looks with the leopard, but remember leopard is the new neutral and it will go with anything!

mandarin silk crepe de chine

Now for a full view of this lining:

Stretch cotton canvas coat in a fabulous leopard print from Mood Fabrics. Sewn using Vogue 8884. Silk crepe de chine lining.

My coat will be worn so much this fall. Doesn’t it look good with the work truck in the background?!

Stretch cotton canvas coat in a fabulous leopard print from Mood Fabrics. Sewn using Vogue 8884.

Or, with all the fall foliage around. I have to show this picture below, because it is the prettiest this tree has ever looked:

Stretch cotton canvas coat in a fabulous leopard print from Mood Fabrics. Sewn using Vogue 8884.

Have a happy fall and hope you sew something leopard!

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Comments


  • lynne
    October 15, 2013

    oh, Lori! I’m so glad you chose the leopard for your jacket! It can be so perfectly styled with anything! Good tip on the corded buttonholes…stretch fabric can be tricky to work with, but you came up with a brilliant idea!

    • Lori
      October 15, 2013

      Thank you, Lynne, I will wear this coat with so many things.

  • ThisisCarrie
    October 15, 2013

    What a fun fall coat! I’ve been dying for a coat with a little “pizazz” for this season.

    • Lori
      October 15, 2013

      I know, Carrie, I wanted a fun, statement coat and this one turned out better than I expected.

  • Amy
    October 15, 2013

    Wow! What a show stopper. I can imagine you getting quite a lot of wear out of that coat this season. And, I just love the lining!

    • Lori
      October 15, 2013

      Thank you, Amy, I love everything about my coat, it will be so fun to wear.

  • Patty
    October 15, 2013

    Thanks for the tip on the corded buttonholes….something I would have thought of too late in construction! LOL
    Very cute and versatile jacket

    • Lori
      October 15, 2013

      Thank you, Patty, I am so happy I remembered the corded buttonholes, it made a world a difference.

  • Manju
    October 15, 2013

    Cute coat Lori. Love the print and the lining!

    • Lori
      October 15, 2013

      Thank you, Manju, I love my new coat.

  • angela
    October 15, 2013

    Lori, I love it!!! Once again, you’ve done an amazing job. I think you could just wrap this up and send it to someone special. I’ll PM you my address. LOL

    • Lori
      October 15, 2013

      Thank you so much Angela, I appreciate it. Let me think about sending it to you, I will get back to you in a year or two! LOL Thanks again.

  • Julie Starr
    October 16, 2013

    What a fantastic coat, Lori! I love every single thing about it and have been wanting to try that pattern…. The bright lining really makes it fun. Great photos, as always.

    • Lori
      October 16, 2013

      Thank you so much, Julie. It is a great pattern and fun to sew. I will tell Kaitlyn you liked the photos, she will enjoy hearing that.

  • Sarah Gunn
    October 16, 2013

    How do I love this…… let me count the ways!! Stunning, Lori!

    • Lori
      October 16, 2013

      Oh, Sarah, thank you so much, the fabric is the star of the show for sure.

  • Amanda S.
    October 16, 2013

    Fun jacket! Seriously LOVE that pop of orange!

    • Lori
      October 16, 2013

      Thank you, Amanda, the orange is fun.

  • Wendy
    October 17, 2013

    I think that is the best looking leopard print fabric that I have ever seen! It actually looks very stylish and sophisticated, two words I previously never would have associated with Leopard Print Fabric…

    • Lori
      October 17, 2013

      Thank you, Wendy it is fabulous fabric.

  • Lauren
    October 17, 2013

    Lori, this is SO MUCH FUN! Beautiful coat and I love the lining that you chose!!

    • Lori
      October 17, 2013

      Thank you, Laruen, I love this coat. I wore it tonight at an antique show and someone walked right up and said ” love your coat” That always is so wonderful to hear.

  • Ginger
    October 18, 2013

    This is super fun!

    • Lori
      October 18, 2013

      Thanks, it is super fun to wear.

  • gayle rush-lopez
    October 19, 2013

    the coat is delicious. it looks really great on you!

    • Lori
      October 20, 2013

      Thank you so much, Gayle

  • karen
    October 26, 2013

    fantastic! I am in the UK and have been looking for a leopard print stretch cotton sateen for ever over here. This looks amazing on you!

  • Diana
    November 5, 2013

    I love, love this piece. Looks great on you you and what a perfect coat for fall!

  • Jessie
    November 7, 2013

    I loved the coat so much I’m looking at making it myself in the very same fabric! I’m voting for this coat on Pattern Review right now :)