Staying warm

It’s cold. My feet are cold, so this impromptu overlayer using Butterick 6062 came about.

This isn’t the way the pattern is drafted. 

I used View A as my basic block; adding a wide collar; used the full sleeve length; lengthening the jacket to cover me up but kept the big pockets.

The main fabric was a remnant I bought at Addicted 2 Fabric. The contrasting sleeves are also a wool remnant from my fabric stash. The day I bought this fabric, I was freezing in Canberra and I was really close to using this fabric as a blanket.

This coat is a warm layer and it’s not too unstructured. There are darts in the pattern and I’ve not use them.

 I had enough fabric to make the collar but not the under collar.

 So I used the sleeve fabric for the under collar.

We had a wee bit of fog yesterday morning, hence these photos, although I’m not feeling cold anymore.


  1. Love how you made this jacket so original. I especially like collars with contrasting underlayer! Loving the foggy photo shoot too! 🙂


  2. I can't believe you've made something gorgeous with that fabric already! It looks fantastic. So warm.

    Love that first photo – very industrial and grungy!


  3. Michelle, I'm still smiling from the great time we all had at CBRfrocktails so I just couldn't leave this fabric on the stash.


  4. That looks very cosy and such a clever use of the base pattern to create the jacket you wanted. When I was growing up in the UK I assumed that Australia was permanently hot and sunny – a visit soon put me straight!! Glad you've warmed up a bit!


  5. I really need to take a page from your book and use up my stash pieces! Lovely coat Maria and it looks so cozy!


  6. What a great use of stash fabrics. The jacket looks perfect for colder weather and your foggy backdrop was just the right ticket for showcasing it!


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