I don’t know what it is about lockdowns that makes me want to make coats and jackets. It must be all that extra time on my hands and a pathological fear of boredom. Last winter I made a jacket version of the Tessuti Jac shirt, 3 versions of the Vogue 9135 jacket and a Vogue 8934 wool coat. So far this year I have only made this trench coat plus a boiled wool coat for DSIL, but give me time. This lockdown will go for months, and I have a black cashmere melton and a mustard boiled wool in my stash, apart from at least one more printed nylon taffeta, so who knows?
This is a light trans-seasonal coat, made from a sturdy nylon taffeta, which will keep out the wind and possibly a bit of rain too. It was part of my huge and happy haul the last time I could get to a Stoffmarkt Holland (now only a distant memory, sigh). I fear Australians will be locked up in our island prison until next year, if not for longer. There will be a humongous fabric buying orgy once I can get back on a plane to Europe!
The pattern is the Tessuti Melbourne Trench Coat. This is a very streamlined, easy coat pattern and ideal for a statement coat in a dramatic print.
My print is not that dramatic, but I have seen some doozies on Pinterest that will make you stand out in any crowd. So I might be tempted to give this pattern another outing one of these days, just watch this space!