I saw a coat on the Nordstrom website and I knew I had to make one. I am totally embracing the animal print and since this Milly Belted Leopard Print Coat was $695.00!!! I figured it could make it myself for about $38.50 using my coupons from Joann. I knew I did not want buttons or a butterfly collar so I chose Simplicity 2311 View B.
Pattern Description: Coat in two lengths with collar, sleeve and belt variations.
Pattern Sizing: I cut the 6 so it would give me wiggle room when I wore sweaters/tops
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? The jacket was pretty easy to put together since there were not that many pattern pieces. It is fully lined and the front and facings are interfaced so it took a little while to sew.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the style of the jacket and I really love that I can dress it up or rock it with Jeans and Tee.
Fabric Used: Some faux fur something or another from Joann..lol
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I moved the pockets from the sides to the PS and shortened it by 3″ because it was too long for me.
Conclusion: I love this jacket! I did want to mention that I made my lining first because I often begin a project and when I get to the lining I lose motivation so sewing that first kinda gets it out of the way, lol