Simplicity 1254: If only I was Olivia Pope

And now, an item I will quite possibly never wear despite working on it on and off for about four months.  This is Simplicity 1254 by Leanne Marshall. It is made in a stunning vintage textured cream wool and is fully lined in a flannel-backed satin.  (So if I ever do wear it, I’l be warm.) It has a lapped separating zipper in the center front.  The button is decorative and covers a large fabric-covered hook & eye that was originally white, but I dyed it cream using tea.

I liked this coat in theory instantly, but my gut told me it’d be a stretch for my “stick to the basics” wardrobe. I should’ve listened to my gut because last time I checked I am not Olivia Pope (and I’m quite sure only she can pull off a collar this big).

Did I mention that it’s 60 degrees outside right now?!?

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