I’ve been fabric-hunting for a new fall quilted coat!
Even though I already have four sitting in my handmade wardrobe, what’s one more added to the mix?! Besides, I challenged myself to come up with a new colour combination that differs from the six that I’ve made to date.
With the Fall Quilted Coat Workshop just around the corner, I thought it was high time I shared the fabric direction I’m heading in this Fall 😉
Fabric pull planning
When planning my fabric pulls for my quilted garments, I always like to consider a couple of things:
- When do I plan on wearing it?
- What else do I already have in my wardrobe?
I share several other things that I consider in my 3 Tips on How to pick fabric for a quilted coat, but for this one, I was specifically looking to add variety to my quilted coat mix. And so, I set off on the hunt for some new collections that were hitting the quilt shop shelves!
Fabric thought process
Here’s a peek at a little bit of my thought process:
- I’ve already got several coats featuring linen (which I love), but after making the wovens one, I was open to trying a new substrate.
- Colour-wise, I was feeling a little restrained as I’ve already played with greys, beige, blues, turquoise, and burgundy, which narrowed the colour playing field quite significantly.
- I wanted to step outside my own comfort zone and work with colours that I wouldn’t normally immediately gravitate towards.
What fabrics I selected for my Fall quilted coat
The former is a new collection that is just now starting to show up at your local quilt shop. Andrea was so beyond kind to send these over to me so that I could have them in time for the September Quilted Coat Workshop.
The colour that set the tone
The colour that cinched it for me was Terrain. It’s this gorgeous green with a hint of yellow undertone. I opted to pair it with some warm-toned yellows, namely Amber and Solar. To keep things from feeling too bold and bright, I brought in Sepia and Halo for a soft note.
The plan is to showcase these Nocturne Everyday Chambray wovens on the outside of the Hovea coat and patchwork details featuring the Etched Diamond motif.
The quilted coat lining was a fun one to plan out.
It all started with Native Nectar as I couldn’t get over how gorgeous the weave looked, it was just beckoning me to touch it!
I’m hoping that this results in a cozy inviting coat with a touch of understated elegance.
Time to get cutting! If you’d like to join me in the last virtual workshop I’ll be hosting for this project, I have a couple of spots left for you to stitch your own with me!
The Fabric Plan
In case you want to make a similar version for yourself, here’s where the fabrics will end up:
- Fabric A – Halo
- Fabric B – Solar
- Fabric C – Sepia
- Fabric D – Amber
- Fabric E – Terrain
- Body Lining – Native Nectar in Night Mauve
- Arm Lining – Small Monarch in Foxglove
- Pocket Lining – Track Stripe in Dove
So, that’s the plan!
I’m excited to see this latest Hovea coat featuring the Etched Diamond Quilt x Hovea Coat Pattern Extension come to life!
Now for the fun of thinking through my thread options 😊 What’s your suggestion? Share it in the comments below!
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