This coat is my big winter project – it’s been a major operation – lots of reasons but basically life has gotten in a way a bit. It’s a 1970s Nina Ricci Vogue pattern that I bought on ebay. The fabric is Marc Jacobs from Mood. This coat was a ton of work, but very satisfying to sew. I used pad-stitching and basically all the tailoring techniques outline in “Tailoring.” I was going for a retro look but with a modern twist. My personal style is no longer “retro,” but I appreciate the aesthetics of the past. I wanted something like the coats I remember my cool aunts wearing in the early 70s. I was hugely inspired by Megan Draper from Mad Men – I adore her Youth Glamor style. I’m sure her version of this coat would have been shorter though! More photos and progress shots on my blog: 4-sisters.blogspot.com I love that this coat works both with the more ladylike dress ‘n’ heels look and my more usual jeans and boots outfit.