Falling in love with the Sanda coat

A review of Merchant & Mills Sanda Coat or Jacket

Reviewed by Sew Atelier M on 22nd January, 2024

I am falling in love with the Sanda coat by Merchant & Mills.

It seemed to offer just what I was looking for. The understated style and cut of the coat appealed to me, it is a timeless design with a Japanese aesthetic. More importantly, it would be easy to wear over winter layers and sweaters.

The instructions are easy to understand and follow. However, I decided to construct the coat in a completely different order and way than what was recommended in the instructions.

This was a simple coat to construct, and it came together relatively quickly. I preferred to fully line this coat, but would consider making an unlined mid-season or summer version with Hong Kong seams for a lighter weight fabric such as corduroy or linen.

The coat was perfect for my needs, and I am pleased with the outcome. In the future, I will definitely be tempted to make other versions. I have no doubt that this coat will gain popularity among many sewers.

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