coatigan skandimama sewing diy

I found this lovely boucle fabric and the lining on one of my trips to the wonderful Schøneberg shop.

The fabric has a lovely colour and softness.

Right now the coatigan is hanging at my office at the University College where I have my day job, which is sometimes really cold. That means I always have something warm, cosy and stylish to wear there when I am roaming the halls and the classrooms doing lectures, since the weather is now too cold to use it outside as a coat. The lining is also very soft, so it is a real pleasure to wear.

I made it as an attempt to make a DIY for a homemade coatigan that I could show here with a brilliant DIY step-by-step-guide. It did not turn out as perfect as I would have liked it, so therefore there is not a ready guide for it yet. But I thought it would be fun to still put on some photos of the process. The lining also turned out to have a bit more stretch in it than I thought, which made it need quite a bit of redoing and fixing, so I better start from scratch and try to make another version some other time. It was also a good reminder to me, that even though I can do many things very quickly and simply and still be perfectly happy with them, it is not always the case. Sometimes things takes time or a round no. 2.

But even though is was not perfect for a DIY guide, it is still more than perfect for me to wear. I love it.

I have one photo of myself wearing it, for the other I had a very pretty girl I know help me. It looks gorgeous on her, but she is luckily very easy to style clothes on, everything looks gorgeous on her.

coatigan skandimama sewing diy

coatigan skandimama sewing diy

So now I am just looking for some new soft fabric in the same style, so I can have another go with a better and tested version of the coatigan.