Say Hello to Leone!

Summer was fun but lets be honest, whether we like it or not, Fall is coming.  Personally, after a hot, hot summer I'm finding myself looking forward to sweaters, coats, dresses and tights...

And speaking of coats, I'd like to introduce Leone, my newest pattern.  

Leone Coat

Leone is unlined.  The oversized panels with welt and flap pockets are designed for anyone who dreams of pockets on their coat but is afraid of a welt for fear of ruining the entire front of the coat with one simple slash.

Leone coat

 This version of the coat was done is a sweater knit from Emma One Sock.  I bought the last 1.26yards and had to have a coat out of it, but I had much too little fabric.  So, I bought an extra yard of black pointe for the sleeves, inside facing and pocket panels.  It feels more like a cardigan than a coat and I love it.

Leone coat

Leone Coat

Now, I realize coats can feel a little intimidating to sew so starting next week I will start the Leone sew-along.  In a series of blog posts I'll sew right along with you and walk you in depth through the whole process.  To make it a little more interactive, ask your construction questions as you sew along with me on my Facebook page.  This way, no one is left behind and you can learn from other sewers as they ask their questions.  Ready?  If you've made it this far into my blog, use the code LeoneSewAlong at checkout for a 15% discount until September 16th.  Now you have an excuse to fabric shop!!

See you next Wednesday for the first Sew-Along!

Happy sewing,

Joanna

 

 


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