I've always been a fan of the car coats from the sixties, with their aline styling and 3/4 length sleeves, and Dover is the perfect starting point for a retro coat. I used a mystery boucle I found in NYC that was similar to a jacket I had pinned on my "I Wanna Make This" Pinterest board some time ago.
I modified the pattern by lengthening it 9", adding two single welt pockets and lining. It pieced together rather quickly, so quickly in fact I hadn't yet purchased lining. I dug around my stash and found this lightweight silk/cotton blend in a peachy pink (can you believe I forgot about this gorgeous stuff?) What girl doesn't need a coat with a pink lining? I continued busting away at my stash by using a trim I've had for I don't know how long. It was the perfect color.
I'd love to know....what do you save? Do you keep the things you worked the hardest on or the pieces you wore to shreds or the tiny garments you made for your little one?