Lumber Jack Coat11:00 AM
This is my cute niece, Tana.
We are both tall, (Tana is taller than I am at 6') and we both lament the fact you can never buy a coat or jacket with sleeves that are long enough.
So I decided Tana needed a coat.
She got excited and knew right from the beginning she wanted the red buffalo plaid lumber jack print.
I found it in fleece from fabric.com, along with white faux fur lining.
As we were designing the coat, we found this coat as the inspiration:
But rather than having the lapel type collar, Tana wanted a hood.
She's only 19 so I thought a hood felt younger and more casual for the lumberjack print.
The chest pockets are big patch pockets, and the slanted pockets at the waist are thick welt pockets lined in black.
There are also epaulets at the shoulders.
It is a warm coat, with the outer fleece and faux fur lining.
We were extra brilliant with the hood.
Rather than using the faux fur, which would make your hair a static mess, I lined the hood with white slub knit.
I forgot to buy extra to allow pattern matching and just did the best I could, so it's not perfect, but pretty close.
I was so glad Tana could have a coat with long sleeves!
Lumber jack is really popular, most websites were out of stock when we were looking for inspiration ideas.