I’ve been enjoying Rodezzy’s jacket making on another thread, especially as just last night a long-time friend brought me two lengths of beautiful Donegal tweed which she’d had in a cupboard for years. I think they will be very suitable for coats/jackets and as this is a garment I need for myself, I love the idea of finding a really nice pattern. The tweeds are in neutral colours, so classy and not about to stand out in a crowd. Any ideas for what I could do to give them a bit of life and interest, while still keeping the original character? What I want is a car-coat, easy to wear and definitely not double breasted as I’d often not button it up, and then I think the extra frontage looks untidy. Also, I’m just 5ft 3in tall, and heavyish on top.
Edited 9/20/2008 7:34 pm ET by moira