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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5425 ( MISSES'/MISSES' PETITE COAT)

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Reviewed by:sarahark

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Posted on:3/25/14 1:47 PM
Project Photo:Butterick: 5425 by sarahark

Pattern Photo:Butterick 5425
Butterick Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Fabric:Wool/Poly Blend  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern: Butterick 5425 (but sadly out of print)

I am so surprised this pattern has not been given more attention on Pattern Review. I am very happy with my finished coat and found the pattern easy and well put together. If you are considering this pattern, I would say go for it! For more information on how I completed my project and to get some handy information, please visit my blog.

Version: Version A, which is the shorter of the two options with a stand-up collar.

Sizing: I chose size 12 for this coat based on bust size and waist circumference. Along with size, pay attention to the length. I found the pattern to be extremely long. I did use the shorter marking, which on the envelope is illustrates as knee length. The completed project actually ends mid-calf though.

Fabric: It takes a bit of fabric to complete this project. Mine included: black and white herringbone wool blend (6 yds); white, heavy-weight flannel (6 yrds); and black (approximately 2 yds) and white (3 yds) polyester lining. I feel coat wool is the best option for this project. The wool I selected has a loose weave, so I elected to interline with flannel. Not only does the interlining help keep the coat warm, it also aids in stabilizing the seams.

Assembly time: I spent about 60 hours completing this coat, but don’t be alarmed. Most of my time was put towards cutting the fabric, hand sewing the hems, and binding buttons.

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are very easy to follow. Pre-reading the directions will definitely help complete this coat more easily.

Modification: Other than added interlining, I made no changes to the pattern. I did use different finishing techniques, but the coat can be made very simply with good results.

Would you recommend it to others? I would recommend this coat to others. In fact, I would recommend it to myself if I needed another long coat. The hardest thing, I think, to complete are the buttonholes, so if you know how to put them in you can defiantly make this outerwear.

Would you sew it again? I really would sew this again, if I needed another full skirt coat.
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marjieco said...
What a cute coat, great job!
3/25/14 2:15 PM
Jrhee said...
Lovely coat!
3/25/14 3:48 PM
Aixoise said...
Fabulous coat. Love your fabric. Nice work.
3/25/14 4:08 PM
beanchor said...
Love this coat!
3/25/14 4:45 PM
Sewiing Sue said...
Stunning. Lovely collar, cute little belt in back, graceful cut, very informative blog. I like the length for those cold days.
3/25/14 5:31 PM
stonecutter17 said...
You're right - where has this pattern been hiding? It's looks great - you did really nice work!
3/25/14 5:34 PM
kajero said...
Awesome. Love the fabric and the style!
3/25/14 6:23 PM
KathleenS said...
Very nice.
3/26/14 3:44 AM
AnneM said...
Lovely coat, great job. It took you a lot of time, but you got great results.
3/26/14 6:20 AM
STARG said...
Great looking coat. Love the fabric!
3/26/14 9:55 AM
CissieW said...
Wonderful coat. Very stylish -- and looks cozy, too.
3/26/14 2:59 PM
becca a said...
Lovely coat!
3/27/14 10:24 AM
sarahark said...
Thanks everyone for your comments. This was a fun make and surprisingly easy for a coat.
3/31/14 11:49 AM
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