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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Fabric:||Wool Coating [See other projects in this fabric]|
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This swing coat will make your heart skip a beat. Finally, a jacket that is easy to put together and less time consuming. You can choose from two options, a fully reversible coat with bound edges all around, or a fully lined one for the woolen fabrics.
18 months, 2/3, 4/5, 6/7, 8/9
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I made the lined version with welt pockets so it looks like the technical drawing on the back of the pattern.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I thought the instructions were good. The coat is a very simple shape and the "hardest" thing was doing the welt pockets. I did refer to my Colette Anise sew along guide for a welt pocket refresher.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love this pattern! The hood, the little pleat in the back, choice of pockets. It was a complete joy to sew.
I did make some changes to the lining to make to more "professional". See below for the details on that.
All fabric from my Grandma's stash, she would be proud. Outer shell - a heavy wool suiting/light coating. It has a fancy weave to it, kind of a herringbone twill. Lining - some sort of slippery polyester.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
There are two options for the coat, one is to make it reversible and bias bind all the seams. The other is your standard lined jacket. Because of this the lined jacket instructions say to use the shell pieces to cut a lining.
I prefer putting a lining in with facings so I drafted 2" facings for the hood, sleeves and jacket hem. I also took the pattern labeled as front interfacing as the inner jacket facing, just added the 1/2 seam allowance to the lining side. After drafting these I redrafted a lining using grainline studio's tutorial once again
The other minor change was to add topstitching to the sleeve hems to match the topstitching on the main body.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would sew this again in a heartbeat. Maybe I will when my niece grows out of this size. Would definitely recommend this to other sewers.
So cute, I want to hug it!
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