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Pattern Reviews> McCall's> 5525 (Trench Coat)

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Posted on:5/15/10 8:26 PM
Last Updated:6/7/15 9:57 PM
Pattern Size:Petite 
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McCall's: 5525 by valgal
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Pattern Photo:McCall's 5525
McCall's Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 7 people   
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Fabric:Wool Woven  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Tan wool trench coat

Pattern Sizing: 10

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It was easy to follow and the end product was exactly like the pattern illustration. The only issue I faced was that my interfacing was to light weight. The collar needs a firm woven interfacing to hold it shape.
Fabric Used: Wool Gaberdine

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: It runs big so keep that in mind. I made the FBA but probably didn't need it.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes.

Conclusion: This pattern is a classic trench pattern that sews together nicely.

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Ilonka said... (6/9/15 4:01 PM) Reply
This is pretty impressive!
Sue Parrott said... (6/8/15 10:23 PM) Reply
So pretty, just very RTW looking and classy! Well done!
JD19226 said... (6/8/15 7:42 PM) Reply
This is so stylish & timeless. Great job
TinaMc said... (6/8/15 12:24 PM) Reply
Wow! Amazing!
HRigg said... (6/8/15 10:38 AM) Reply
Great trench. Think I may have to hunt down this pattern.
Vancouvergirl said... (6/8/15 9:30 AM) Reply
Just gorgeous, valgal! Classic, elegant, and exquisitely crafted! Thanks for inspiring us all : )
Sheila457 said... (6/8/15 8:00 AM) Reply
Great trench, looks good on you.
velosewer said... (6/8/15 6:14 AM) Reply
You've done a great job with this pattern.
BirdyBooo said... (6/8/15 4:53 AM) Reply
The details on this coat is wonderful!
judypin said... (6/8/15 2:36 AM) Reply
Amazing job - really well done!!
kim*brown said... (4/8/11 8:28 PM) Reply
Awesome! Just checking reviews before I make mine and your is wonderful!
ChristineX said... (7/15/10 10:58 AM) Reply
That is a sharp-looking trench. Great job!
nancy2001 said... (7/10/10 9:54 AM) Reply
Your trenchcoat turned out beautifully.
trinicity said... (7/10/10 5:32 AM) Reply
love it, you did a great job, it looks ready made
Handmade by Carla said... (7/9/10 9:07 PM) Reply
This looks very professional. Great job!
Raye Ann said... (7/9/10 7:43 PM) Reply
wow- beautiful finished garment!
lilyofthevalley said... (7/9/10 3:08 PM) Reply
Smashing trench coat. Your needlework is pristine and the pressing on your wool gabardine is strikingly professional. You'll turn heads in this one! Lovely, Lily
Lisa p said... (7/9/10 1:46 PM) Reply
This is gorgeous and it looks incredibly professional .
Erica B. said... (7/9/10 1:27 PM) Reply
Fabulous coat!
Mushywear said... (7/9/10 1:02 PM) Reply
A very stylish and well constructed trench coat. Great job!
valerie sews said... (7/9/10 8:17 AM) Reply
Very nice trench with nice workmanship
HLT said... (7/9/10 6:59 AM) Reply
Great trench!
Lori V said... (7/9/10 6:57 AM) Reply
dragon10 said... (7/9/10 6:39 AM) Reply
It looks great. Thanks for the tip about the pattern running big.
QuiltSewSewSue said... (7/9/10 3:44 AM) Reply
Your coat looks fabulous. I have just bought this pattern so I look forward to getting it made up soon.
manola6176 said... (7/9/10 3:23 AM) Reply
WOW I love love love it!!!!
valgal said... (7/5/10 4:05 PM) Reply
Ok I'm not so great with the picture stuff, but i have more pics on my blog, Inspired by Lola on blogger.
lucylal said... (5/26/10 7:57 AM) Reply
Your jacket looks great! I would love to see a bigger photo though. Yours doesn't open out.
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