The pattern was an easy on for me to pick, Vogue 8884, which I had made for a spring coat back on this Mood Sewing Network post. I used the same construction techniques from the spring coat and knew the fit was good. That is such a benefit when using a pattern again. I have read on the internet that "leopard is the new neutral" and I thoroughly agree with this.
My jacket will go with so many things in my fall and winter wardrobe. I can dress it up, dress it down but this leopard jacket will give whatever I pick a classy look. I saw many leopard coats on especially this one and like how they look with jeans, sweater and pearls, so that is how I styled mine for today
This fabric does have quite a bit of stretch, so when I made my buttonholes I used a corded buttonhole to help the buttonholes keep their shape. Now let's talk about the lining, you can see a peak of it here, thanks to the fall breeze
Oh, yes, good pockets on a coat are a must.
It is Mood Fabrics' Mandarin Silk Crepe de Chine , talk about a treat this feels so fabulous and Mood Fabrics' has many colors to choose from. I went with the mandarin for that fall feel and I like how it looks with the leopard, but remember leopard is the new neutral and it will go with anything!
Now for a full view of this lining
My coat will be worn so much this fall, it looks good with the work truck in the background
or with all the fall foliage around, which I have to show this picture, it is the prettiest this tree has
Have a happy fall and hope you sew something leopard.