|Pattern Description: |
unlined double-breasted coat with gathers at waist, set-in sleeves, in-seam or patch pockets, decorative belt on back attached with buttons, hood optional
XS-XL are all in one envelope; I made size S for DGD who is 6.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I haven't seen it on her yet, but it looks pretty similar on the hanger.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were quite good. There is a choice of patch pockets or *welt* pockets. The welt pocket instructions were a little unclear in one step, but these are really in-seam pockets with a cuff. Cute look, relatively easy approach to a welt-like-pocket. I may use this technique on something else.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It is a sweet style, I think. I love the hood, the double breasted closure and the waistline. It is not just a miniature adult coat. I think it looks age-appropriate and stylish at the same time.
I wish that a lining had been included. The hood is lined but the body of the coat is not. Because I used wool for the face fabric, I added a lining.
Medium weight wool for coat; bemberg ambiance for lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Other than adding a lining, I didn't make many changes to the pattern. My version includes elements from both views. I did add some interfacing to key areas - sleeve hems, skirt hem, front facing, back facing. It is a cute little pattern. no significant changes needed.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, I may make this for my other two granddaughters. I think it is a very cute pattern and it is nicely drafted.
It's been a long time since I've sewed Kwik Sew. This one was a pleasure - I'll probably make more KS patterns now.
With matching doll coat