Hello Everyone! When I tell you I LOVE this coat, Oooo Weee, it’s an understatement! I’ve wanted a red peacoat for a long time, so when I spotted this delicious wool blend fabric I knew exactly what I would do with it. A traditional peacoat is constructed of navy blue, 100% wool fabric with black plastic anchor buttons, and front pockets. However, that’s not what I wanted. This red fabric pops and demands attention, so I had to finish it off with buttons that would be equally as gorgeous, without being over-the-top. I opted for a black/white damask lining to give it a special flair. The correct fit of a peacoat is one that is close to the body, broad at the shoulders, tapered in at the waist, and a bit flared at the hips. I think I accomplished the perfect fit with this one.
- Pattern Used – Vogue 8884
- Fabric Used – Wool Blend
- Lining Used – Damask Posh lining from JoAnn’s Fabrics (sorry, no link available)
- Leggings – Kohl’s
- Boots – Macy’s (old purchase)
- Scarf – Gifted
WHAT WOULD YOU PAY?
So how much would you pay for a coat like this? I did some research of my own to find out what the department stores are charging for similar coats. I looked for fully lined peacoats, constructed of a similar wool blend and length. I was a bit surprised. Here are the results of my research from “slightly affordable” to “high end” department stores. Company names are omitted intentionally. These are the prices I found at the time of this post. They may be different if you are viewing this information at a later time.
|Regular Price||Sale Price|
|Department Store #1||$325.00||$149.99||(before tax)|
|Department Store #2||$270.00||$179.00||(before tax)|
|Department Store #3||$249.00||$186.75||(before tax)|
|Department Store #4||$425.00||$255.00|
|Department Store #5||$995.00||None|
If you can pay this price for a coat, I guess you don’t need a sale.
Guess what it cost me to make this coat? Drum roll please…………………………..$61.85!!!
Yep, I made this fully lined, wool blend, red peacoat with gorgeous silver buttons for under $70.00, including tax. I did it, and so can you! If you’re not already sewing your own clothes and want to learn how, join me in my FREE Sewing Course. Stay tuned for the announcement of the Anita by Design “Sewing Course for Beginners” – Coming Spring 2016. The class will be taught via video tutorials which will be posted to the Blog, so you’ll be able to work from anywhere at your own pace. To make sure you don’t miss out when the class begins, enter your email address below to receive email updates when new posts arrive. Your information will be used strictly for post updates, never to be shared or sold.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
Do you own a peacoat? What is your favorite style of coat? Leave a comment below. I’m super excited and ready, with fabric and patterns, to make more coats and would love to hear what you’re wearing to keep warm.
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