Wednesday, September 18, 2019

I Love A Little Bit of Sparkle to Glam Up My Pilvi Coat

I love rich florals, earth tones neutrals and muted palettes. They are my go-to favorites. This year however, the metallic fabrics from Riley Blake Designs have made me rethink adding a little shimmer and sparkle to my wardrobe. The Glam Girl collection is a fun and feminine collection featuring ultra trendy rose gold metallic accents.


My immediate thought upon perusing this collection was fun and fancy Christmas ensembles for our family. When I suggested it to Little Miss, she had other ideas. She thought the fabrics were beautiful and needed to be made into something that would get regular use. She encouraged me to think about something I've been reluctant to make, but for whatever reason hadn't yet. She suggested I use the fabric as the motivation to get cracking!

I love sewing books but I'm not a fan of tracing patterns. I bought the book Everyday Style by Lotta Jansdotter when it was first released. I made a few projects from the book and I really enjoy them. The Pilvi coat is a project I  have long wanted, but never made. I delayed in part because of the joys tracing patterns, but also because of the Texas weather. As we are beginning to transition into cooler temperatures, I thought now would be the perfect time to make it.

I used the Black Dots Sparkle to make this unlined raglan sleeve coat. 

Once traced, the construction of this project was a breeze. It does not have set in sleeves or a lining making it a good starter coat project.

I omitted the suggested button in favor of making a pressed and tacked lapel from the facing.

To add a bit of interest, I added the Main Black Sparkle as an accent to the underside of the sleeve. It gives me the option to flip it up for fun contrast. 

There is so much shine to this fabric. It is saturated, intense and holds up well to washing. It gives a simple jeans and tank outfit an extra kick. 

Have you procrastinated on a sewing project because of a tedious part? I encourage you to do like I did, get over it! Make it! Love it!

Happy Sewing,


  1. I really like your jacket! I have that book and haven't made one thing from it yet but a friend of mine recommended this jacket. After seeing yours I'm going to look at it again so thanks for inspiring me!

    1. Thanks Carolyn! I really love this one too. It's a good book and I have loved everything I have made from it. Glad to know I inspired you!