Sunday, March 16, 2014

Robson Coat

Very exciting day today! I finally finished my Sewaholic Robson Coat.

I purchased the fabric in March last year on a trip to Seattle, at a fabric store called Nancy's Sewing Basket. Instead of souvenirs I like to bring home some fabric or yarn from a trip!

It is a light weight twill type fabric in dove grey. I added a black and white contrast fabric for the tabs, belt and under the storm flaps.

It wasn't a difficult sew, it is just that I got side tracked on other projects. But I made a determined effort to get this UFO finished before I started on anything else.

Excuse the shadows!

Even though it is still cold here in Ontario, it was a beautiful day with a clear blue sky. Great for the photos!

I used a canary yellow bias binding for all the seams and really like how the inside of my coat looks.

Close up of the wrist tabs and the black and grey buttons I chose for the coat.

I love my new Trench Coat!


  1. The grey and yellow look great together...beautiful coat!

  2. Fabulous Trench! I just got this pattern and I love your idea of contrasts!

    1. Looking forward to seeing your finished coat! I love grey but felt it needed a touch of something else to make it pop.

  3. Ooooh, Ahhhhhh, I am in awe! This coat is fabulous! I love the dove grey colour and then that unexpected darker grey polka dot! Looks so good! Yellow was an excellent choice for the binding innards. But, it looks so nice and thin. Is it actually piping?

  4. Thanks for the lovely comments. It is single fold bias tape, not piping!

    Hope we have another meet- up soon!

  5. I love the contrasting fabric you used with yours. What a great touch! I am really undecided about this pattern and Vogue 8884. I made do a frankenpattern of them both.