Pattern Description: Coat pattern shown in either long or 3/4 length. All have a stand up collar but with options of patch or welt pockets, hood and front placket for concealed buttons.
Pattern Sizing:Avant garde multi size 38-50, 12 -24. I sewed a 12. This was OK for a winter coat, plenty of room in it.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. I sewed view A, the shorter version with patch pockets and concealed front placket.
Were the instructions easy to follow? This pattern was sent from the US to UK, the first time I had used this company. The pattern pieces were on very heavy paper which I found a bit more difficult and seam and hem allowances were not included. Apart from when I have used Burda patterns from their magazine I have not come across. I found this a bit frustrating. I followed the instructions quite carefully as they were a bit different to what I was used too. A considerable amount of interfacing was used throughout the coat. The instructions were fine with some useful illustrations. It was the first time I had sewn a concealed button placket. This was the most complicated bit but the instructions were very helpful and I was pleased with the end result which looks most proffessional. Its worth using a contrasting lining to show off this particular aspect. Further pictures
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the style with the stand up collar, patch pockets and the concealed placket. I wanted one I could wear with skirt ot trousers. In fact I quickly returned to the store to purchase more material to make a skirt.
Fabric Used: Wool checky tweed.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:None I followed the instructions.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would perhaps consider making this pattern up in a different material. A waterproof or quilted fabric would be particularly useful for the long version with a hood
Conclusion: A useful pattern which provided you don't mind adding seam and hem allowances I would recommend.