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Date: 3/24/13 1:49 AM

I saw this Stop Staring coat in a shop yesterday and loved it, but even if I could have afforded the many hundreds of dollars to buy it, I didn't find the quality up to my standards. Even allowing for the fit not being custom made for me, the fabric was also very thin and didn't seem like it would stand up to much. I still love the style but would prefer it made to suit me and to suit colder weather. Can anybody point me at a suitable pattern?

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Date: 3/24/13 4:29 AM

What is it you particularly like about this coat? It is likely that you'll have to mix and match coat patterns to get that exact combination of features - unless they aren't all important to you. Vogue 8346 is double-breasted and has the fullness in the skirt, but the collar would need changing. Vogue 1266 has a better collar but a narrower skirt. (In either case you can easily add the belt). I know those aren't perfect, but they could be a starting point if no-one comes up with something better.

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Date: 3/24/13 5:53 AM

I particularly like that it doesn't look double breasted, has a peter pan collar, and flares out from the waistline.

I'm able to adjust the collar if I absolutely must, although I'd prefer not to because I assume a properly drafted coat pattern would account for turn of cloth and that sort of thing. I might not adjust properly for those things if I had to alter a different pattern.

I am not sure how to adjust a double breasted coat to be single breasted. If I just omit all the buttons on one side of a double breasted coat will it fit or droop? I have never worn or sewn a double breasted coat before so I really don't know. I do have that Vogue 8346 pattern but wasn't sure about it for this reason. I definitely don't want anything that looks double-breasted because I'm very busty and that is not a flattering look on me.

I'm not worried about the belt because, as you say, that is easy to add. So we can leave that out
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Date: 3/24/13 5:54 AM

Oh, and thank you Kathleen for your suggestions
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Date: 3/24/13 6:49 AM

Most double-breasted coats I have worn don't button on both sides; if it doesn't hang right you can always put a button or snap on the inside top at the side opposite the buttonholes.

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Date: 3/24/13 7:04 AM

This one is probably way out in left field, but when I saw the coat, I thought vintage style and that reminded me of Decades of Style Claremont coat. The details are quite different on it though but figured I'd throw it out there anyway.
Claremont Coat

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Date: 3/24/13 11:58 AM

Quote: lareine


I am not sure how to adjust a double breasted coat to be single breasted. If I just omit all the buttons on one side of a double breasted coat will it fit or droop? I have never worn or sewn a double breasted coat before so I really don't know. I do have that Vogue 8346 pattern but wasn't sure about it for this reason. I definitely don't want anything that looks double-breasted because I'm very busty and that is not a flattering look on me.



About double breasted... If you look at the original coat, it closes farther over, like a double breasted coat without the extra set of buttons. A heavy duty snap about an inch or so below the should will hold the inner piece up nicely. Eons ago I had winter coat that was made similarly and had an interior snap below the shoulder and one near the wait. They kept things together inside. It was really a warm coat because the overlap kept out any drafts.

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Date: 3/24/13 12:15 PM

What about the Jamie Christina Abbey coat?

Abbey coat

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Date: 3/24/13 1:59 PM

Lareine, what a beautiful coat! Did you think about funding someone in your area who can make you a custom pattern? It does not seem a difficult pattern to draft....

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Date: 3/24/13 3:57 PM

Miss Marnie has just reviewed New Look 6006. Have a look at View C (not the view she made). You'd have to draft the collar, but the general line seems close to what you're looking for.

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