Festive wardrobe week #1: the Brenna coat

Few times ago, I was selected as tester for the new pattern of Cali Faye Collection. It is the second time I have this opportunity and I am very happy to do it. I love Sarah’s design, so simple and so feminine at the same time.

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The Brenna coat is a really modern coat and the design is so simple that you can go creative on your own. It comes in size from the xxs to xxl. I cut a size S and it fits perfectly. No alterations on the fitting size.

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I made however some modification on the esthetic, choosing to make a color blocked coat. The idea came directly from the fabric. I had a very nice bouclé’ wool but it seemed “too much” to me, even for a festive wardrobe. I have chosen then to pair it with dark blue wool. The pattern calls for lightweight wool, but these too are more on the medium weight range: they worked perfectly and the result is good and warm for me. For the lining I opted for a standard lining, in light pink.

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The pattern has really clear instructions that drive you through the construction of the coat. You just have to follow step by step. The only part that required me a bit of thinking was how to assemble the lining, but Sarah has a clever method for that, which avoids any pulling from the inside.

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Happy holidays everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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