I want a coat. Not a plain one, but a pretty one. Feminine. Embelleshed. But I want a good piece of inspiration for it, and so far I'm still searching. Here's what I have so far, but I haven't found what I want just yet.
OK I think I'm narrowing down my options a bit. I really do need to visualize something for this project. I think I'm going to make a coat like this:
Using this pattern with the ruffle detail at the neck, back and pockets:
So where the piping is on the pictured jacket will be ruffle. I also want to replace the pattern's collar with more of a traditional step collar, like the picture jacket. This may hide some of the ruffle, but I think it will work out. Will probably do black on black. I will have to find some good buttons and something exciting to line it with to make it not so boring. I do like the shiny buttons in the picture. Gotta hurry because there is some great wool on sale for $14/yd at my fabric store!