- Ottobre Design 06/07 #36 "Donny" Duffle Coat
- size 134 with a length of 152
- Marine Blue Wool Melton from Fabric Mart
- Toggles from M&J Trimming
- Quilted lining made from Thinsulate and off white lining fabric
I started this coat back in November after several emails to Millie who is a coat making guru! Last year, she made some awesome coats for her children and herself. The coat she made for her son was the Dennis Duffle which is the exact same coat except it's the smaller size range.
My questions ranged from what size to make, how to add a zipper, and were the pockets interlined? She also gave me a very important piece of advice...the hood is too small. She recommended that I bring the front of the hood forward 2 inches so that it would cover K's entire head. Thank you Millie for all your help!
The other change I did was to cut the back lining in one piece instead of piecing it together like the outside of the coat.
After I got over my initial fear, the coat went together pretty smoothly. The most difficult part was quilting the thinsulate and lining fabric. That was some seriously tedious sewing!
The coat was finished just in time. Today was a balmy 65F but it looks like winter will be arriving in the next few days. I hope the coat is warm enough!