A (sort of) Summer coat for Norah

May 31, 2017   /   bystraightgrainblog@gmail.com  / Categories :  Feeds

For Norah’s Summer coat this year, I started with a lining fabric, and then looked for a matching main fabric. Those of you who follow my blog, know that I have a soft spot for using knits as a coat lining. The newest fabric line of About Blue Fabrics (aka Bambiblauw) has the cutest cuckatoo print (by designer Eva Mouton) – perfect for a fun and unconventional lining.

Nevertheless, I changed my mind about a thousand times. Two questions kept occupying my mind:
1. Wasn’t this fabric too good to use for just a lining? Shouldn’t I use if for a sweater or sweat pants, where it would be more visible? Then again, I thought, a coat is worn everyday, while pants and sweaters are not.

2. Wouldn’t it be too warm? Then again, I thought, it’s thin sweater fabric, so the difference with regular jersey or woven cotton can’t be that big.

I combined the lining fabric with My Favorite Coat Fabric Ever, from Wild van Stof. I used it for Ava’s Winter coat last year, and now I bought some more for Norah’s Spring/Summer coat. It’s not just pretty; it also washes up really well. It simply doesn’t pill at all, and the colors stay relatively bright. Pattern is the Moiano coat.

Now I can hear you think: “But An, the coat fabric combined with the sweater fabric, isn’t that too hot for a Summer coat?”. Not at all, stupid! Okay, I’m lying, you’re right, it totally is too warm, I’m the stupid one, and you’re super smart.  I should have used the sweater fabric for sweat pants, and used a thin lining for the coat. Oh well. Now I can scratch “Winter coat Norah 2017/18” off my to-do-list ?

I also put my scissors in other Bambiblauw fabrics this month. I bought their popular marble print and combined it with one of their brand new botanical prints for a set of cushions for our home office.

Thanks Lieselot and Brit for the beautiful fabric!

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