|Pattern Description: |
MISSES'/MISSES' PETITE COAT: Lined coats A, B, C are close-fitted with flared shape in two lengths, have princess seams, side seam pockets, gathered sleeves, back belt with non-functioning buttons and collar variations. A, B: stand-up collar. C: convertible collar. A: length is 3" below mid-knee. B, C: length is 6" above ankle.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, sort of. I made a lot of modifications.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I didn't like the gathered sleeve caps, but that's more of a personal preference. I liked the pattern, it was easy to modify and sew.
Grey wool coating, black microsuede for the flat piping, and some kind of synthetic for the lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did an FBA and lengthened the waist by 1". I made view A, but left off the collar and drafted a hood instead. I respaced the buttons and added 2 more to make 9 buttons on the coat front. ( The button on the collar had been left off, since I didn't make it.) I cut the sleeves into 3 pieces to add piping and embroidery. I flat piped the princess seams on front and back, and in between the lining and facing of the front and hood. I interfaced both the front panels and the front facing to give the coat more body. I lowered the sleeve cap height and scooped some out of the armscye in front and back, and lowered it by about 1/4 inch. I also left off the bar and button detail in the back and made a series of overlapping fabric loops to lace a ribbon through, like a corset across the back panels.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I intend to sew it again. Next time I will do a swayback adjustment and make the pockets larger. I would recommend it, it is easy to sew for beginners.
Very good pattern. The princess seams make it easy to fit. I will definitely make it again.