|BurdaStyle Magazine: 11-2012-118 (Piped Trench Coat) - Type:Coat/Jacket |
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|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|My first pattern review!|
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Somewhat - I made some changes
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Not at all! I was so far in the weeds on the instructions for lining the back vent I gave up and just copied a RTW coat until it looked about right. Otherwise they were just ok. I felt like I could follow parts of them if I really concentrated, but I'm a visual person and blocks of text just put me off. So don't expect a lot of hand-holding here.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I think most of the problems I encountered were due to the fabric choice. For example the sleeves went in PERFECTLY on the first try in the muslin (and I was kind of half-assing them because it was the muslin). But it took several tries to get them in on the finished coat. So I think it's a very well drafted pattern. And I obviously am not a huge fan of no-diagram Burda instructions but that's how they are so it's not a surprise.
Waterproof cotton from Gorgeous Fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
No piping, shorter length, switched out the front and back yokes (I redrew the back to a curve and just borrowed the front yokes from one of the other versions of this coat in the magazine), and I slimmed the whole thing down a couple inches to remove ease and for a narrow shoulder adjustment. More details on the blog if you're interested.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I doubt I need another but I might. Definitely recommend if you don't mind all the little things that come along with a Burda pattern such as tracing, adding seam allowances, finding alternate sources for how to do things when their instructions are lacking, etc. It even looked slimming in a blah unbleached muslin!
Photos and notes on my blog: a pair of buttons