The best laid plans of mice and men…

I never really understood what mice had to do with planning, but that’s the saying, so there it is. 😉

So about that coat…it turns out I don’t have enough fabric to make the Simplicity coat, even after removing some of it’s amazonian proportions (seriously, I think that model must have been like 7 feet tall). But, all is not lost! I just happen to have enough fabric for several other options, which I’ve narrowed down to 3, though I’m leaning more heavily towards one. In no particular order, they are:

Vogue 8465: the hip length peplum one should work.

McCall’s 6442. I kind of like how the collar is also a hood. Also a bit of a squeeze, but likely doable.

Burda 12/2011/104 coat. I’ve actually got this magazine in my Burda stash. The seaming is less pronounced on their finished coat, don’t really know how obvious it would be in my version.

Any particular version strike your fancy? The Burda one I’d have fabric left over, at least according to their guide, because it only uses 2.5 yards. Maybe I could make a matching hat–ha!

To help me out, I’ve created a poll and I’d love it if you’d take the time to share your opinion with me. 🙂


7 thoughts on “The best laid plans of mice and men…

  1. Before I vote, I have a practical question. How warm does this coat need to be? Those open necklines are pretty but I wonder how warm it would be. So if warmth is not much of an issue, I have a different favourite than if it is a factor.


    • You know, I’m not sure, LOL! I tend to overheat in my coats, and I’ve got a Carhart for wearing when it’s really cold (and a down filled one for nicer events during same), so this would be more of a nicer workhorse type coat. The one for most of the days during the winter…or at least that’s my hope.


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