What I've Been Wearing | It's Coat Season: Classic and Trendy!

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Simplicity 1756 - Tailored Camel Hair Coat - Erica B - DIY Style!
Coats are something that I've grown to love making.  I'm currently plotting and planning the coats I'm going to make for this season.  
Vogue 8696 White Blanket Coat - Erica B - DIY Style!
For my wardrobe, I like to balance classic styles with trendy styles because there's room for both.
Simplicity 1756 - Tailored Camel Hair Coat - Erica B - DIY Style!
Take for example, my camel hair tailored coat, made from Simplicity 1756.  When I made this coat almost a year ago, I had envisioned a beautifully tailored, classic coat that I would proudly wear for decades.  Something along the lines of Loro Piana or Max Mara coats.  This coat will NEVER end up in the donation pile.
Vogue 8696 White Blanket Coat - Erica B - DIY Style!
But I also love this unstructured white blanket coat made from (OOP, but still available on the site) Vogue 8696. This is probably the trendiest outerwear of this season and I made mine a couple of years ago.  I don't want any snow and ice like we had this past winter.  But I love that the mercury dips low enough that I can enjoy these coats that hang in my closet!

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  1. These are two well made coats. I like how you really get mileage out of your projects.

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    1. No point in me sewing if I'm not! Thanks Kelly!

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  2. Nicely done Erica! I really like the crisp camel coat. Such a staple that will never go out of style.

    I was getting ready to make a coat but we are staying in the single digits and I don't know if it's worth it. My down parka has been my go to.

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    1. Maybe you can make it for your version of spring! Thanks Nakisha!

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  3. I remembered the winter white coat when you posted it last year. I took a look at the post and this one in the sunlight really shows the white. It looks much more striking. :-)

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  4. I've loved all of your coat projects that you have shared! They all have such beautiful workmanship, which is something that I am focusing on now with all of my sewing projects.

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  5. I love - absolutely love your white wool cape! What other fabrics would this work wit for spring & fall? I want to make this for winter but I can see this in my future for our Utah Spring & falls. Great job!

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  6. That camel hair coat is to die for. Gorgeous!

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