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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 10-2007-119 (Red chenille Russian coat)

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Posted on:1/30/14 5:27 AM
Pattern Size:Petite 
Project Photo:BurdaStyle Magazine: 10-2007-119 by yummymummy38

BurdaStyle Magazine: 10-2007-119 by yummymummy38    BurdaStyle Magazine: 10-2007-119 by yummymummy38  
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Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Fabric:Chenille  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Military styled coat, with raglan sleeves
Pattern Sizing:
petite 17-20
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
not too bad. Apart from the front pockets, if you have made jackets before and can bag a lining it was straightforward. I would recommend reducing foot tension on thick fabrics like this.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
raglan sleeves, in seam pockets in a princess? seam which flares out below the hip
Fabric Used:
ruby red polyester? chenille. It frayed like dickens and I felt like throwing it away at one stage. (frayed too near seams, had to iron on interfacing to save it.) Lined in snow leopard print polyester, also very ravelly. I was going to go for red buttons, but 7yo DD helped me choose these gorgeous aluminium ones, "use these mum if you want them to stand out, or the red if you want them to blend in!"
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
cut a 19, grading to 20 at waist. Should have added more room in the hip area. Shortened piece 2,4,5 by 7cm (tuck at 17 cm above the hem). Removed 0.5cm from upper sleeve pattern piece, front and back and would add this back to the raglan seam next time. Shorten sleeves by 1cm. Used giant snaps instead of buttonholes. Forgot to iron interfacing to sleeve hems as did for hem, but would do so next time.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might sew it again, but would make it single breasted, graft another collar, give it more room around the hips. Be warned, it is a close fitting coat, which is OK in South Australia (winter minimum 8 degress celcius, max 14) where one only needs a long sleeved layer underneath.
I'm enjoying my Russian calvary coat for as long as the fabric lasts!
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VirginiasDghter said...
I LIKE your style! I have green chenille fabric that I have been trying to decide which coat pattern to use. I'm loving your interpretation of this coat. Military style AND raglan sleeves? WINNER!
1/31/14 1:56 PM
SewLibra said...
Love this double breasted style coat! Fraying red fabric all over your sewing room and machine is not fun, but worth it in the end in this case. My goodness you have been busy lately, haven't you?
2/1/14 6:28 PM
yummymummy38 said...
I wore this one until it started fraying and it was then donated to my DD's school to be used as the Dormouse costume in Alice play last year. I made it a few years ago, but only recently posted these photos. The lines are really stylish for a close fitting coat.
2/3/14 7:44 AM
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