A few months ago I did a little pattern swap with the lovely Esz from Kitty's Drawings. She commented on my vintage Singer post and kindly offered to send her excess Singer parts to me. I love swapping patterns: you can acquire some real treasures without the long search and spending a lot of munnies.
This DuBarry 5104 pattern is one of the treasures I chose from Esz's collection.
I have been stashing this brick red suiting fabric I bought 1,5 years ago from Riga waiting for the right project. I've been wanting to make a mid season coat for those days that aren't quite cold enough for a winter coat.
I found these lovely wooden buttons form a local craft shop. They were quite expensive, but anything less wouldn't do! I even made real bound buttonholes and used good ol' fashioned hair canvas for interfacing the collar and lapels.
Technical details for those of you who are interested.
Pattern: DuBarry 5104 size 14 B32 (and I'm a B36!)
Material: Suiting fabric 80% polyester 20% wool, lining fabric acetate/triacetate
Other supplies: hair canvas for facing the collar and lapels, fusible interfacing for supporting the bodice, wooden buttons, metal buckle, eyelts for belt and ribbon for interfacing the belt, tailor's shoulder pads and wadding for the sleeve caps.
Alterations: I only added about an inch to the girth, lengthened the sleeve by 1.5 inches and lifted the sleeve cap by half an inch.
Use this pattern again? Absolutely!