As you may notice, it's not finished. I've hit a rough patch in my personal life. So the coat's sitting in pieces in LA, and I'm sitting in pieces in Carpenteria. Hopefully things will be resolved in both the textile and romantic spheres.
In terms of the coat I'm cautiously excited. I nixed the one-piece, surprisingly crap, sleeves that came with the original pattern and used a two-piece Burda sleeve (size 38) that has a nice rounded shape at the elbow and a slim fit. You'll just have to trust me on that for now though!
What do you think about the slight stripe mis-match on the sides? I'm not unpicking up at the bodice (the fabric ravels ridiculously easily, and the princess seams can't take being unpicked again) but I may unpick the skirt fabric to re-align the stripes more perfectly. Or is this something only I can see?
I love the long vent at the back. So chic. And the bell shape is growing on me, though I'm not sure I'll be able to wear it with jeans. It seems too elegant, and something that will only be wearable with dresses and skirts of the right length and style.