I have managed to make no less than three coats so far in 2021. My first Eden Coat by Tilly and the Buttons was such an enjoyable sew and a truly brilliant coat to wear but I had no real intention of making another one. I ended up making another one however when I let my mum try on my Gustav Klimt patterned coat. I was happy to make her one too knowing it would be successful with all that I had learnt from the first project.
There was a panic in the back of her eyes when I showed her the pattern - maybe she thought I would make her wear orange tights or something - but after lots of encouragement to help her see the design lines rather than the artistic pattern cover illustration, I got the go ahead.
The vintage pattern was not lined but I used all the transferable skills I had learnt making the Eden coat to line hers with some slinky jersey I had from my Pound a Metre jersey bundle.