My Teal Brooklyn

Here’s my version of our latest pattern, the Brooklyn Coat.
After swathing myself (yes, you swathe a LOT when you work in a fabric shop) in every one of our new boiled wools, I finally chose Teal because (a) It’s not black (b) It looks excellent with black and (c) LOOK at that colour!
The collar is closed with this fancy pin. I’m 160cm (5’3″) so I made the Petite size, and shortened the sleeves
by a couple of centimetres so that they finish just above my wrist.

With its raw edges, this coat really is a cruisy, quick sew. Remember, there are no buttons,
no buttonholes, no overlocking and no lining so once cut, this is easily a straight 2-4 hour sew (depending on your skill level).

So what do you think of those back pockets? Most people (myself included!) have done a double take on them but let me assure you that after wearing it for a week, they’ve served some fine purpose in the phone/keys/dog treat department. And hey, if butt pockets on a coat aren’t your thing, you can always leave them off.