Background: In June of this year, I spent a weekend with my little sister by another mother Angela doing a Sit and Sew with Kenneth King. If you can swing it, this weekend is TOTALLY worth it! You will learn so much, and Kenneth is a blast to work with. He will get his own "Sewing Friends" post in the not too distant future.
During that weekend, I got to try on a frock coat that Kenneth created for an article he did in Threads Magazine. I fell in love and decided to make one for myself. I can't take credit for the pattern; a friend drafted it for me. I think you can find something similar from Marfy Patterns.
I Made a Muslin, then I got going on the garment. I used a Jacquard Weave Wool Coating that I just love. For the lining pieces, I used Extra Wide Silk Ottoman - Black. I used interfacing from Fashion Sewing Supply for the cuffs and facings. Under collar interfacing and shoulder pads came from Bias Bespoke. I also used sleeve heads from Susan Khalje.
Everything went together beautifully. The toughest part was working on matching the motifs. I concentrated on the back, sleeves and sides. I also ordered absolutely gorgeous vintage glass buttons from an Etsy seller in Paris. More on that store later. Once they came, I sewed them on. Can I just tell you? Order from this place - they do a beautiful, careful, and thoughtful job of packing your order. So chic... Sigh