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McCall's: 6800 (Misses'/Miss Petite Lined Coats, Belt and Detachable Collar ) - Type:Coat/Jacket    printable version
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Reviewed by:stonecutter17
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Posted on:12/24/13 6:30 PM
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McCall's: 6800 by stonecutter17  
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description:
Misses Coat in three lengths

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I had a terrible time understanding the collar. This is my first coat, so I'm sure it's just me, but I read and re-read the instructions and just couldn't figure it out, so I ended up hand stitching the upper collar and under collar together. I should probably take a class on this!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I looooove the "English Riding Coat" look of this pattern. It has a fitted waist, which is very flattering, and then it flares out. Also, the styles are so different, you could make one of the other versions and no one would think it was the same coat.

Fabric Used:
This was my first coat, and I was too scared to use "real" fabric like wool, so I used fleece. The fleece was so easy to work with, and it also means that I don't have to finish the seams or do the lining. If I can get better at sewing, I would love to make it again in a nice wool.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I wanted the flared look, with the coat longer in back, but View B - which has that look - was much longer than what I wanted. So I simply made the coat to specifications, and then chopped about a foot off the finished product.

I thought an all-white coat might be a bit boring, so I added some pops of color by making the under collar, the pockets and half of the front panels in an orchid color. I actually didn't think any of the orchid would show on the final coat (a rather large miscalculation on my part!), but I have decided that I don't mind it, so I'm just going to pretend I planned it that way all along!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I would sew it again, especially if I can learn how to do the collar properly. And for those of you who already know how to do this, I think you would find this coat to be a lot of fun to make and a great finished product.

Conclusion:
I love this pattern - grab it while you can - I had to go to three stores before I finally found one in stock.

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Sewmetoo said...
Its really cute.
12/24/13 7:08 PM
MrsCharisma said...
Wow! I love the detail. I didn't even register this one when it was released. Very cute. Enjoy it!
12/24/13 10:13 PM
MrsCharisma said...
Hey, just took a closer look. Be proud of that collar!! I bet your next jacket will be stunning as this one is not shabby at all!
12/24/13 10:14 PM
mary in FL said...
Cool coat! I just love those "accidental" design decisions.
12/25/13 8:05 AM
mary in FL said...
Cool coat! I just love those "accidental" design decisions.
12/25/13 8:05 AM
debbieB said...
Looks nice! Go with wool,I bet you could do it!
12/25/13 10:01 AM
caroljeancarmichael said...
Congratulations on completing your first coat! You obviously are a problem solver. I think successful sewers are people who can solve problems and keep going to completion, as you have shown.
12/25/13 11:32 AM
KathySews said...
Love to make coats and yes the collars are always the most troubling part. Great job it caught my eye immediately and I had to read the review
12/27/13 8:31 AM
Soday said...
I think it's funny that you mentioned an all white coat being boring, because that's the color I got for my coat (to each their own, haha). However, I did get some dark brown faux fur for the hood. I really love the look of this coat as well. I can't wait to make it! Thanks for taking the time to review this.
12/28/13 7:52 PM
katskinner said...
It looks wonderful. I'm having a fair bit of trouble when it comes to the lining and the collar. I'm doing view C. I've been working on it for days now and am getting really frustrated. Anyways you did a great job: I'm very jealous of how good your jacket turned out to be.
12/30/13 4:14 AM
Sewingchick83 said...
Very nice!!!
12/31/13 2:58 PM
butterflyfly said...
Can't believe it's your first coat! Looks great! I haven't seen this pattern before - looks very interesting.
1/3/14 8:58 AM
Tiffy5t said...
Your coat looks amazing, great job!
1/8/14 0:58 AM
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