Any how, I do at least have a fair few things to show you and some of them have benefited from Katy's excellent photography skills!
So, as the weather is turning cold, I really needed a new coat and as I had some gorgeous English wool left over (from a project I'll show you another day) I turned my head to the thoughts of warm but also sparkly and this is what I made!
The pattern is McCalls 6800 Version B.
The outer fabric is English wool and it's lined in satin.
I added corset lacing to the back, just because it's a detail I love and I've wanted a coat with it for a while now! I also added ribbons to the cuffs, collar and hem and buttons, diamantes and butterflies to the lapels.
The buttons are shell and I was so pleased at how well everything co-ordinates! I bought the coat buttons, corset lacing ribbon and lining fabric and everything else came from my stash so it's been a great stash buster!
As you can see from my face - I'm quite pleased with this! And now, for what I think it the first time ever, I leave you with a video! I advise watching with the sound off (I didn't know Katy was filming or I'd have shut up!)