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.
For my wardrobe, I like to balance classic styles with trendy styles because there's room for both.
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.
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!