|BurdaStyle Magazine: 08-2009-116 (Coat) - Type:Coat/Jacket |
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|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
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|Fabric:||Wool Tweed [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Classic swing coat pattern with 3/4 length sleeves and single welt pockets|
Pattern Sizing: I sew size 38 based on my bust dimensions. The hip dimension doesn't matter in this case as the fitting is loose at the hip and hem
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes I think it looks similar to the magazine's photo except the magazine's version has large dogtooth pattern and mine has tiny cross and dot pattern.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't follow the instructions at all as I wanted to try out the hand tailoring technieques on this coat. This is my first coat making project so Burda's instructions would be too minimal anyway. I followed Vintage Couture Tailoring book which I reviewed earlier.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like this pattern as it's style is classic, I don't see this style in the shop so what's better than making one myself! The coat works with both dresses and trousers as well!
Fabric Used: I used wool tweed for the fashion fabric which was bought at a sale last year. I also used horse hair canvas as interfacing and underlined the whole coat with silk organza. The lining is a rayon / cupro fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I shortened the coat hem by at least 2" and repositioned the inset seam at the sleeves so the seam lines align with my elbow. I also shortened the sleeves.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I won't sew this again but I would recommend this if you'd like to have a loose fitting coat. This coat could work with a belt if you want a more 'fitted' look.
Conclusion: This coat has taken me 5 weeks of part time sewing to complete and I learned a lot during the process. I documented most of the sewing process on my blog where you can see more photos:
Completed 08/2009 Swing Coat