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Kestrel Coat Details

Design Updates, Kestrel CoatErinComment
Navy Kestrel Coat
Navy Kestrel Coat

Looking for the complete new fall collection? We mentioned earlier this week that the Kestrel Coat has some unique design elements that will make this coat really stand out on the playground. Today, we want to share some closer up shots of our Kestrel Coat so that you can get a clearer picture of those details.  Above is the coat from Monday's post that is sewn up in our navy velveteen.  Here's a second version in our Drake Corduroy that uses a contrasting lining on the collar.

Kestrel Coat in Drake/Etchings1
Kestrel Coat in Drake/Etchings1

Carla sewed up this size 5 version for a little friend's 5th birthday. She used the mustardy Etchings fabric for the lining. Unlike the navy coat, which has the velveteen on both sides of the collar, Carla used the mustard lining fabric to line the collar as well as the inside of the coat. As a result, you'll see the collar really "pops" now against the rest of the front.

I think this version also illustrates better how the two collar ends weave into each other to form the "integrated" scarf.  Note the collar in this corduroy version is turned in a way to maximize the mustard fabric you see.  You could also twist the collar slightly to turn down the lining to get a more subtle effect if you wanted it.  Of course, like our cover shot, using the same fabric for both sides of the collar accomplishes a totally different feel.

Kestrel Coat in Drake/Etchings3
Kestrel Coat in Drake/Etchings3

In addition to the unique collar, here are some shots of the gathered "poof" (for lack of a better, more technical term) found at the mid-back of the Coat and echoed in the sleeves. The curved gather results in a bit of loft in the fabric along the arc, but it is not at all bulky or uncomfortable.

Kestrel Coat in Drake/Etchings2
Kestrel Coat in Drake/Etchings2

Want to see more about the fabrics featured here?  Here's our original post about the new collection.

Finally, stay tuned for more details next week about when the shop will be accepting pre-orders of the new patterns!

Happy Sewing!

~Erin

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