No no no! I'm not talking about the baby's due date! I'm talking about my belly outgrowing the Green wool coat that I made for this pregnancy. As of last week I could no longer button up the beloved green wool coat that I have been wearing everyday this winter. An emergency project was put in place: an even bigger coat to accommodate the exponential growth of the belly.
Initially I thought about making a wool cape/poncho. Capes/ponchos have been a trend in the last couple of winters so why not? It would be easy to make too! I already have Vogue 7977. So let's make it then! BIG MISTAKE. The checker wool fabric that I used was a medium wool coating, and at 5' 2", I looked like I had been eaten by the cape!
I had to salvage it somehow because I used all that expensive wool! So I cut out the sides and made it into an a-line coat with sleeves. It's not the best coat I have made but at least I didn't waste the fabric and it functions well as a winter coat --- with lots of room for my belly to grow. The lining is the same purple quilted lining that I have used in my green coat. It looks like a tent but it's all about function!
Note to self: I'm too short for cape/ponchos longer than hip length.