Rust Wool Bianca Coat
Autumn and winter are my favourite seasons of the year. I love being able to wrap up warm with lots of different layers. The other beautiful thing about this time of year, is the range of fabrics that become available in all the rich, warm colours. I absolutely love the reds and oranges. When I saw this rust coloured fabric, I knew exactly what it was that I wanted to make – something really comfy and warm that would carry me through until the spring.
I made the Sew Me Something Bianca Coat. The Bianca is a blanket coat which has dropped shoulders and a waterfall front. It is literally a blanket with sleeves – so perfect for the cold weather. There are no fastenings, so it’s a really good pattern to start with if you have never made a coat before.
The fabric was a dream to work with, it behaved really well when cutting out and had hardly any fraying. The thickness and weight was just right for this pattern – sometimes I find coats can be really heavy and I struggle wearing them. This was perfect.
I love using colourful thread for my projects, especially rainbow over locker thread! Most of my garments now are colourful on the insides as well as the outside. I finished the edges of the pocket, sleeves and the outside of the coat with rainbow thread to add that pop of colour.
This is a really simple and speedy item to make, so from cutting out to finish, I was done in a couple of hours using my over locker to sew most of the seams. The only thing that I would say is a little tricky, is the collar – but if you follow the pattern instructions and take your time to understand them before jumping right in and sewing, you will be fine I used my sewing machine for this part.
If you haven’t made a Bianca Coat yet – I would definitely say make one! It’s such a satisfying super speedy make that will leave you wanting one in every colour!
Until next time…..
Tee x x