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Message Board > Sew Alongs > Winter Coat Sew Along ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 10/20/09 9:50 PM

Okay, winter is quickly approaching in South Korea and I need to get cracking making a wool coat!

I have my fabric, the Fabric.com Ralph Lauren Double Face Wool Melton (much discussed in another thread on PR) in red, and the pattern is #107 from 9/07 BWOF, a picture of it here.

I am still on the fence about interlining it with cotton flannel and have a couple of silk candidates for the lining but nothing certain yet. Hopefully these details will be finalized by the end of this weekend.

So, does anybody else have a coat project in their queue? If so, join me in getting it done! I'm planning to get my tracing done tomorrow!

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Date: 10/20/09 10:09 PM

Yes, I need to make a winter coat. I thought I would start with an easier, lighter weight fabric, since we really don't need super heavy coats in Dallas. Butterick 5297 and 5255 are in my stash, as well as New Look 6317. I'm a little scared of the process.

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Date: 10/20/09 10:35 PM

What color is your coat going to be? And the fabric?

I like 5255, all of your coats look like they should be fairly straight forward. Looking at the details of my coat, I didn't see any complicated details so I'm not too worried about consistent progress.

I'm setting a deadline for myself for the 2nd week of November. Fortunately I have two coats to keep me warm if things get chilly between now and then, but once this red one is complete my old Jones New York wool coat is going to the thrift shop on base.

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Date: 10/20/09 11:05 PM

I think Butterick 5255 is probably the most stylish. I would love to do it in a home decor type of fabric. I looked at the pattern directions and it has 47 steps! It says you can line it with lining fabric, but I'm wondering whether I should do it in something heavier.

I have some black cotton sateen that I could use to make a hypothetically wearable, shorter muslin for fall, and make the "real" version longer for the winter.

I should really set a deadline. Maybe Thanksgiving. It should really start to cool down by then.

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Date: 10/20/09 11:19 PM

I think Thanksgiving is a fine deadline so I'm going to join you all. I can't enter contests but I can certainly sew along. Thanks for starting this thread. Now to decide the details.

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Date: 10/20/09 11:22 PM

I definitely need a new winter coat -- I put on my one from last year during a cold day last week and it has absolutely no shape at all. Have to look at patterns and make a decision. I had pulled a couple earlier (late summer/early fall) but I have no idea where I put them.

Better get on this soon -- I'm still trying to work on my Wardrobe contest entries and that's taking a lot of time for fitting.

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Date: 10/20/09 11:54 PM

Glad to see we have a few more participants!

I am thinking about interfacing for certain sections of my coat and maybe I will pad stitch the areas w/ lightweight hair canvas instead of going the fusible route. This might add to my construction time but I want to make this a nicely made garment, inside and out.

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Date: 10/21/09 1:38 AM

I need a new winter coat and I have plenty of fabric including some purple VW coating I bought from Fabric.com. I can't start anything new until I complete weaving some napkins for a napkin exchange that are due on Nov 12. I will definitely follow along and see what others are doing an perhaps join in after the napkins are off the loom.

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Date: 10/21/09 5:25 AM

I'd like to join in! It's suddenly winter here so it's definitely time to start sewing some warm clothes. Thanksgiving sounds achievable.

I have a piece of black wool and some silver buttons. My plan is to make the cute coat from the cover of the latest Ottobre Woman. I'm not sure what to line or interline it with. It'll have to be something very warm. Maybe polar fleece or one of those quilted linings?

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Date: 10/21/09 7:51 AM

I'm in! I'm still trying to do my Wardrobe for the contest though so somehow I need to try and fit it in.

Vogue 8607

I'll probably do View C. I need a longer dress coat. I have some great royal blue melton but I think it will be too thick for the pleats. I also have some gorgeous plum wool lightweight coating that will work better I think. I bought some black flannel backed satin to line it.

This will be my first attempt at a winter coat

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