This is my first tentative plan for my Evening Art Coat. I have several things I'm still deciding. Input welcome.
1) Wool coating or wool flannel or twill: Wool coating is more practical here in Alaska, but would the appliques be a nightmare on such a heavy fabric.
2)How much embellishment: Should I do the collar? Should the border turn the corner and extend up the front opening?
3)What fabric for the appliques: Batiks? Wool Felt? Funky, brightly patterned prints?
4)What is the best way to apply the velvet edging to reduce bulk?
5)I have a brightly patterned plaid poly taffeta I'd like to use for the lining strictly from a design point of view, but am worried about its sewability and the rustling noise. Should I stick with flannel backed satin which eliminates the need for interlining?
6)Hem length: Debating between just above the knee (longer than the pattern) or long, almost cloak length?