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Message Board > Sew Alongs > Making our first coat! ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Making our first coat!
Sew along for anyone who wants support sewing their first winter coat.
Deepika
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Date: 9/18/06 4:30 PM

Hi Guys,

I've started the sew along as there were a few of you who wanted to join me in making first winter coat.

I am using burda 8124

Which pattern are you guys using?

Should we set deadlines for this sew along, that way we can speed things along. My goal is to have this ready for the PR weekend, which is in November.

I guess the first step is making a muslin? right?

So what if we try to trace our patterns by the end of this week and get started on our muslins anytime next week?

I compiled a list of patterns everyone is using:

Simplicity 4033
Simplicity 4403
Onion 1032
Neue Mode 23331
Neue Mode 22817
La Fred Olympia Coat
Vogue 1266
Vogue 7978
Burda 8022Burda 8124
Burda WOF
-- Edited on 9/21/06 8:35 AM --

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Date: 9/18/06 4:40 PM

Can I join even though it's my second coat? I still need the support.

I'm tearing apart a beloved coat that I've had for twelve years to make the pattern. I've got some gorgeous wine colored wool melton that I'll be using and I found some really pretty fake fur for the collar and cuffs. The coat is a double breasted princess seam coat that looks a bit like Vogue 1266 (the one in black). But instead of pocket flaps, it will have in seam pockets.

My first step is to finish taking apart half of the jacket (I'm leaving the other half constructed in case I've got any questions as I go along) and then make a pattern out of it. However, I've got to fit that in between sewing myself a bridesmaid dress. :)

Jodi

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Date: 9/18/06 6:08 PM

Of course Jodi. Is your goal PR Weekend too?

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Date: 9/18/06 6:16 PM

I'm hoping to. I'm in Canada for a couple of weeks which will definitely cut into my sewing time on it.

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Date: 9/18/06 7:01 PM

I'd love to join as well. I've been meaning to make a coat and just haven't gotten a "round tuit"!

I don't know that I will be able to get to the muslin within the next week though; I have two weeks to finish a big commercial job and then I have two trips (one to Philly, one to Toronto) back to back, so I may end up in NYC in my trusty old bomber jacket.

I'll be using PMB to draft my pattern, but will likely draw details from commercial patterns as well.

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Date: 9/18/06 7:08 PM

Oh boy it's happening! I'm very excited to finally do this.

For my first try at making a coat I'm going to use Neue Mode 23331, view C. I ordered that pattern last night from Denver Fabrics, along with some swatches (for another project). I haven't received an email yet from them saying that they've shipped, so it looks as if there's a good chance I might start out a bit behind with getting the pattern ready to make the muslin. Oh well, it will get done when it gets done.
;-)

For fabric I'm planning to use an elephant novelty tweed I purchased from Emma One Sock, and for the faux fur trim I'm using a rough-ish faux beaver from Denver Fabrics. I liked the softer faux beavers better, but the rougher one matches the rougher quality of the tweed fabric. Fortunately, in reality both fabrics are soft to the touch, it's just their appearance that is more rough or crude.

For lining I plan to use this antique gold sueded charmeuse from Thai Silks. I realize that the cayenne sueded charmeuse would be much more interesting, but deep red shades are famous for crocking, not to mention that silk is famous for letting go of color, and so I have this feeling I'd be asking for trouble to use it as a lining in this case.

ETA: lining info
-- Edited on 9/21/06 6:35 PM --

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Date: 9/19/06 8:48 AM

Im wanting to make a new coat as well. Ive never even made a jacket yet so this is going to be very interesting for me lol.

Im still trying to choose which one to use. I also have burda 8124 and i have threads 4033 and I like views b and d. Its hard to decide which to settle on although burdas version looks so much easier. Also simplicities versions has a lot more fabric options.

decisions decisions decisions
Tammy

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Date: 9/19/06 9:00 AM

Tammy please please make 8124

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Date: 9/19/06 9:12 AM

Oh, I am so in! I've got a WOF pattern traced off, but really should do a muslin first. Need to check and see what I have in the stash for that.

Will post details on the style later.
I'm so glad we're doing a sew-along. I know I'll learn lots from you all!

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Date: 9/19/06 10:21 AM

I'm probably going to be a bit behind on getting my pattern ready due to the bridesmaid dress that's awaiting me, but I don't have to do a muslin as I know this fits. That may help me catch up somewhat. :)

conib, I like the pattern you picked out a lot.

Jodi

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