First off, I forgot to answer a question regarding this book "Sew Wonderful Silk" by Cheryl Arrants with Jan Asbjornsen, I didn't think I was going to like it and when I received it I was shocked at how tiny it was, but upon further inspection, I think it's a really good resource for sewing silk. It discusses silk and only silk and all the intricacies therein. I really hate that I spent almost $30 bucks on it, it's just a little book afterall, but I do think that over the life of my sewing, it'll certainly be worthwhile. So if you can find the book and get it for less than a fortune, go for it.
No for my next question. I was still pondering my trenchcoat and by the way LoriV just made a killer version on PatternReview. There are three reviews of that coat and I'm anxious to get cracking on that. I know I'm going to have to build a serious muslin because of my several different sizes body and the million pieces of the coat but that's neither here nor there. My question now is a fabric one, I probably won't cut out the fashion fabric until Saturday so I'm asking for opinions. You know I really like the Burberry version (in black):
But the Dior version is pretty damned hot.
Now, I don't have zebra print fabric but I do have this really cool cotton poplin with a bit of stretch that is a deconstructed houndstooth print.
Conceivably, this would evoke the same effect as the Dior coat. I thought my mind was made up with the black laminated linen but now I'm not so sure, neither is Mick. I know Rico's choice is going to always be for black but what does anybody else think???