Fall time which means I can make a new coat, I love making coats! I was looking through Mood’s site and found this incredible fabric. It is Mood Fabrics’ Tan and Gray Printed Cotton Twill with Navy Reverse Face and it is such great fabric, it deserves a long name.
This fabric intrigued me right away and while I was waiting for it arrive, I started dreaming of what to sew. I decided a statement coat, which seems to be trendy in RTW, a bit like this one. After I have an idea, it is time for a pattern, which I decided would be Papercut Pattern’s Sapporo Coat.
My thought was to use some of each fabric side to make this coat and the lines of this coat really makes it easy to plan the fabric layout.
So here is the back
This coat goes together quickly and really does make a statement. I love the mitered corners on the inside and the way the side seams meet
The fabric itself states cotton twill on the website and it washed beautifully. The only thing I noticed was it is a bit scratchy – wool like. So instead of using the self fabric for the lining, I had a bit of soft dark denim and I used that for the self lining. I rolled it up so you could see how well the fabric matches
I used some stash fabric for the lining, keeping the blue theme
The recommended fabrics for a Sapporo…. in any woven fabric; from a light cotton, rayon or silk right through to a heavy wool. So head over to Mood and find the perfect fabric for your statement coat.
Here are more photos of my coat
Happy Fall Sewing! What are your sewing plans