This is my second Spearmint coat from Lolita Patterns. I mentioned in my post about my first Spearmint that I figured it would be a wearable muslin but then I liked it so much I started wearing it all the time. Well, this blue wool I got specifically for a Spearmint coat and I’m so glad I made it.
I shortened the whole body of the coat by 5″ so that I’d get the sweep of the longer coat but not it’s length. It worked out great! I wanted to be able to wear this coat with my petticoats and full circle skirts.
I also raised the armholes to get a closer fitting sleeve as well as lowered the bust apex, which you can see in the tutorial I did here. Lowering the apex made a big difference in the fit in front. Like with my first Spearmint, I didn’t do an FBA. It’s open in front and it seemed more time consuming and not worth the effort. I think it worked out just fine.
I made the same size as my last Spearmint which worked out well. I could totally make one size smaller (the size 8 which is the size that is closest to my measurement) if I wanted it to be closer fitting and more of a topcoat…which now I want to do! I’d get the fit like Katie did.
I should’ve taken pictures outside because by the end of the shoot, I was starting to sweat!
So, I started with this circle skirt and huge petticoat underneath…
Oh! But first a picture I took just after finishing my coat. It’s the best lining! Pink!!
Back to the fit. I love how it fits over the huge skirt!
Not much else to say other than I love this coat!! And the blue is so perfect!