Simplicity 2508 out of an aqua/forest green boucle wool from Vera Wang. Making a coat isn't nearly as difficult as you might think, but it does require a lot of prep work. I'm sure that everyone approaches making a coat differently, but I'll share my process with you.
Depending on your fabric, you might just interface the front, front facing, and collar. If you have a very light fabric, you might want to interface the entire coat. My fabric is very loosely woven, so it needs extra interfacing, but because I didn't want to loose it's drapy quality, I decided to just interface the top few inches of the other pieces, as well as the full length of the front, front facing, collar, undercollar, pockets and flaps.
This step can be very tedious, but can go a lot faster if you have a steam press. The nice thing about the steam press is that the surface area is 7 times the surface area of an iron, so you can finish 7 times faster. Even with that time advantage, I get bored, so I usually will steam at the same time I do a free weight workout. Your arms will get a very good workout after interfacing an entire coat!
So, that's enough for one blog post! Have a Happy New Year everyone! I will hopefully have a finished coat to show you after the New Year!