A very quick post to show off my completed Butterick Lisette B6385. I started this coat in November of last year which you can read about here. Because this was the second time making it, the majority of it was done within about a week. I became quite indecisive about buttons for it however, and set it aside while I found ones I liked.
Of course, then the Holiday season ramped up and my attentions were drawn to cooking, baking and décor. My poor Lisette hung sadly unfinished on my dress form in the basement for a month and a half.
But now, it is finished and I am very happy with the end result. I chose to make my own shoulder pads out of some leftover wool batting. This was a first for me as I have always used ready made shoulder pads, but I must tell you – I think I am now converted. My decision to try to make them was because I couldn’t find thin pads in the stores. That said, and with an understanding of just how easy they are to fashion in whatever size and thickness suits, I don’t know why I didn’t do this before. And goodness knows I am always keen to use up some scraps wherever I can.
Enough jibber jabber…here is the finished coat. And just in time too. We have been absolutely hammered with snow!
Bye for now,