When Lindsey Stewart isn’t jet-setting to her Belize estate or making real estate deals, she is challenging herself with projects most students wouldn’t dream of.
This is her first project – she hadn’t sewn for years and wanted to really push her limits.
She bought a vintage pattern from Ebay and we rolled up our sleeves.
The coat is a double-sided cashmere plaid from Fishman’s Fabrics in Chicago (as of this writing, they still have it).
We added a few techniques that the pattern didn’t call for: hand tailoring the collar and lapels with hair canvas and bridling.
We also cut down the flair a bit to make it a bit less boxy.
Do you see these plaids? Perfectly matched.
She set the bound buttonholes almost entirely by hand: