Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Advance 9560

Well...I changed my mind and have taken another route for the Sewalong! I decided what I really need in my wardrobe is a spring coat. I chose the above pattern. I love the collar and the simplicity of the lines of the coat. It is called the Audrey Hepburn coat. And I have to admit...anything about Audrey Hepburn's style intrigues me! Along with the mention of the "Bishop Method"...what is this??

So dear vintage sewers...what fabric would you use for this coat. And remember, it is for spring! I appreciate your suggestions.
I might need the hat to go with it...ha!


  1. I vote for a khaki or black cotton sateen, slightly heavier weight. Then line it with something really surprising, so that when you wear the coat unbuttoned, it will be really flashy.

  2. Two words for you: Silk Boucle.

  3. Cotton faille. Yes, definitely fun lining. I want to make a spring coat in cream, with this great Milly silk lining print I got at Elliott Berman. But I don't think I'll ever finish my vintage blazer!!!