I love bold and vibrant fabric. I am obsessed with wax prints. My best friend is Nigerian and every since I saw her garments I fell in love with the bold color combinations. In prior years I would mainly wear neutral colors. Now my fabric stash is full of ankara. I purchased this fabric from one of my favorite Etsy shops. Similar prints can be found here and here.
I modified McCalls pattern M6844. I always purchase my patterns when they are having a sale at Joann’s or Hobby Lobby. Though this pattern calls for stretch knits, I took a chance and made it with a non stretch fabric. The recommended sizes have never fit my body the way I like, I always cut out a size that is two sizes smaller than the recommendation because I find that this works for my body. Since I was using a non-stretch fabric I went with the recommended size according to my bust measurement, I cut the medium. This was my second time making this coat and I am in love with it. I self drafted the belt closure with some left over fabric. Find the pocket pattern here. The step by step tutorial is below. Happy Sewing!
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