As promised, here are the pictures of my coat. (Yeah, I was so impatient to show you the coat, I had to take pictures this morning, before going to work!)
The coat buttoned up:
I sewed 6 frogs to the facing. However, I don't think I'll wear the coat all buttoned up. I prefer it half-buttoned or completely unbuttoned:
Here's the side view:
And the back:
I am wearing the coat with jeans, and I really like it in this casual combination. However, I had the coat combined with this skirt on my mind - a formal combination, perfect for work. The color of the trim band on the coat matches perfectly with the color of the skirt.
Many thanks to Antoinette and Cindy for organizing this sew along. I was really motivated to work on this coat - without the sew along I don't think I would think of sewing a coat so early in the year. Now I'm inspired to sew few more jackets, and I have a stash full of fabrics waiting to be created into something.
I'll keep on following your posts and progress, can't wait to see your jackets!
As a reply to Cindy - the next project will probably be this jacket from the BWOF 8/2009. I have a light green-yellowish velour in my stash, perfect for this model.