January 4, 2023: Nonna’s Coat.
I’ve had this coat for a good, long time.
It belonged originally to my good friend’s grandmother, and I “inherited” it at her —that is: Nonna’s — passing.
I also inherited a big box of vintage sewing patterns, some of which I still have.
The coat is great. I wore it for a very long time, and as coats often do, it started to “fall off the bone.”
I don’t remember ripping out the lining, but the leftover ragged edge on the sleeve is practically a trademark of my signature look in the early aughts. I have no doubt that I purposely removed the liner, likely after it split at the armscye.
There is only one remaining button, and it may be a replacement. The pockets are haphazardly repaired, and one pocket has dissolved stitches.
• create liner
• re-attach collar
• re-stitch or remake pockets
• reinforce underarm seams
• clean thoroughly