|Pattern Description: Trench coat with design options|
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It is so versatile.
It's Burberry: a polyester showerproof, with a rubberised coating on the stripes (horrible to sew, I kept skipping stitches. Next time I'd buy a Teflon foot, but didn't have time to get one, in time for the contest. I was sewing up to the last minute).
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
- I added 2 invisible pockets inside, one has a keychain sewn in, and there's a further invisible pocket in the left sleeve. Perfect for dogwalking, when I only need to take a poop bag, a coin for coffee, and my key
- I didn't use the arm bands
- I put in 2 of the front panels instead of one
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is a winning pattern, highly recommended
I don't like self-fabric belts, they are always thin & raggy looking. If I had extra time I would've made a proper interfaced belt with a buckle
I had a horrible time with the stitch-skipping, esp on the buttonholes which I had to go back over separately.
I made this jacket short for cycling, but I would really prefer it to be knee length, so I guess I'll be making another version in the near future
Update: I made the dog one to match ~ twee, but I don't care. I just appliqued some leftover fabric on top of her store-bought dog coat, taking care to line up the pattern just right