A semi-fitted, fully lined coat, that can be made with or without a flounce. The coat features princess seams, 3/4 length sleeves and a peter pan collar.
Size 2 - 18
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were very easy to follow with lots of pictures and explanations.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the flounce on the bottom and the overall "fun factor" of this coat style.
A wonderful sea green herringbone Pendleton Wool I picked up at the Sewing Expo in Puyallup, Washington a few years ago. The lining is a polyester with a Japanese inspired Crane print that I picked up at a garage sale. Click here for More views
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I changed the sleeve length to full length instead of 3/4 length. Also, I added shoulder pads to give some stability to the shoulder area and sleeve heads on the sleeve cap. The pattern doesn't call for either of these, but I always add them to my coat and jacket patterns. I used a size 6 on the top taping to a size 10 in the waist and hip area. The overall fit is great and comfortable to wear.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
A fun pattern that will bring lots of compliments when you wear it! Highly recommend this pattern.