For a while now, I've been collecting photo inspiration of collarless, long-line duster style coats reminiscent of those worn over dresses in the 1960s. I had the perfect pattern, Simplicity 5834, sitting in my stash. And, I've been waiting to find the right fabric to sew it. Last fall, while I was in NewYork, I found some lovely suiting weight wool at Mood. At the time, I intended this fabric to become a Robson coat. It was a total whim. I hadn't planned on buying fabric for a trench coat and was under-prepared with yardage requirements, but both the associate helping me and I agreed 3 yards should be enough to make a trench.... We were wrong. It might be enough to make some other trench coat; the Robson requires 4 yards.
It didn't take a lot of persuading to convince Liz to be my partner in crazy. We left Chicago at 6am with empty suitcases in hand. The entire trip was very short notice, but we were lucky to have some delightful New York Hostesses while we were in town. Lisette, Amanda and Fleur sweetly and generously came to meet us and showed us around some of their favorite shops in the garment district.
Do you find yourself uncertain about any of the garments you've made yourself? Did you come-around to them in time?