A little view from the back.
Colla-h! The collar is possibly my favorite part of the coat (not counting the buttons. So shiny!). I love how it's all big and exaggerated, and yet still practical. I am, for once, looking forward to the brutal Midwest winters we have here in Illinois, just to strut around in this cozy, and fashionable, woolen wonder.
Back tab (it has a snap so it separates).
And it is fully lined! I am so proud of myself for successfully executing that. Plus it makes the insides all silky smooth and cozy.
Even my kitty-cat seems to like it :-)
P.S. I used the Talea pattern from BurdaStyle to make this coat. And it's free! As for the fabric, I once again honored Project Runway by shopping at Mood (well, moodfabrics.com, but it still counts).