Sunday, July 12, 2015

Swanny




  
I have caught the Grainline Cascade bug which has been doing the rounds at my house.  I love the casual vibe of this style of coat and it suits my lifestyle perfectly.  I did however want something shorter than my other coats, not jacket length like view A, but somewhere between both views.  I tried Courteney's size 8 on and decided it was a little too wide across the shoulders for me but I did like her length.  For mine I envisaged a tiny royal blue or grey spot lining but Lincraft had neither so I settled for a tiny black and white spot.  I wanted my lining to be slightly different to Courteney's, but oh well, we will just have to make sure we don't wear them together.





To break up the blue plaid a bit, I eeked out the yoke and hood from the remaining grey wool left over from 'M's' Cascade.  I used the same cord, toggle and leather arrangement that Courteney used as well.  The zip was rescued from an old project.  Like Courteney's coats, I interlined it with flannel shirting.




Now that I see this coat finished it very much reminds me of something very Kiwi, the Swandri or Swanni which is loved by farmers up and down the country.  The Swanni is a bit of a Kiwi institution, know more from practicality than for fashion.  I don't know whether that is a good or bad thing!  I am hoping mine is less farm and more urban!






These photos were taken yesterday at Lake Lyndon.  It had been snowing here for the previous few days which made for some great school holiday tobogganing fun.






10 comments:

  1. Great version! I love the colours and the contrast. Welldone!

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  2. Great coat - I does look like a modern version of the Swanni :-) Especially that you've made the yokes from a plain fabric. I agree, the length is perfect somewhere in between the two pattern lengths.

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    1. Thank you! I have worn this a lot lately with the weather being what it is.

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  3. Oh wow. That's the coat I could live in all Winter long. It truly is Swanni worthy.

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    1. I think I may be wearing this constantly with the cold at the moment.

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  4. Great coat and very appropriate for your location. It's fantastic that you can make such wearable garments that fit right in with your lifestyle.

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    1. Thank you! Actually the location was only a fleeting visit but on a cold work morning the jacket certainly comes in handy.

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  5. Excellent job! I would love to have a coat like that.

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