Originally, I was going to make my trench coat out of a red stretch cotton sateen. But since I found this super nice and soft navy cotton twill, I am having second thoughts.
I really like the red stretch cotton sateen, but I have concerns about sewing it. The fabric is really stretchy and a bit heavy. This pattern has lots of curves and topstitching - elements that may not go well with a stretch fabric. I made a skirt out of stretch cotton sateen and that turned out well. A whole coat? Um...
The lining is a red, white, beige, and black plaid silk broadcloth. It's a great fabric and is perfect for this project.
On the fitting front, I made a few alterations and a muslin. So far, everything fits pretty well. I'll talk about that in the next post.
What are your plans?