Sewing Patterns!

Sign up & receive our
Runway to Reality Look Book with Brother!
Sewing tutorials & runway inspiration.

Blue Winter Coat

Added Jun 27, 2009

by serendipity

, Germany






Okay, I know it’s summer right now but I simply just hadn’t had time to upload this. I can’t even remember when I sewed this but I think it was in January, maybe. This doesn’t matter anyways, does it?

Again, I used the Butterick 5145 (who would have guessed??) but this time I didn’t modify it at all. Well, if you ignore the fact that i had to gather the sleeves a little bit. Is it just me or is it rather difficult to get the perfect fit in terms of sleeves/armholes?

I just looove it :)




Garment Type
Bohemian, Business, Classic, Military, Preppy, Romantic, Vintage
Coating, Wool

4 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 990745-073_large

    Jul 6, 2009, 01.46 PMby nehmah

    Hello, sorry for the delay in answering. A sleeve header is a strip of felt, batting, or similar material which is sewn to the coat/sleeve seamline after the shoulder pad is attached. It should extend slightly pas the end of the seam allowance. It is most commonly used in heavier coats, men’s suit coats and sportswear jackets. I will try to find you instructions for this technique. BTW, makers of better women’s gowns, bridal wear, dresses, and blouses use a strip of stiffened voile or chiffon to support a full capped sleeve. I will PM when I find what I remember downloading,( just not where I put it.)

  • 990745-073_large

    Jul 1, 2009, 10.07 PMby nehmah

    You have a handsome coat, even if the weather is against your wearing it. About the sleeve caps, yep it is one of the touchier steps in constructing any garment for the upper body. What do you use as a sleeve header? Perhaps you could try a slightly wider/heavier strip. Nehmah

    1 Reply
    • Orange_large

      Jul 3, 2009, 04.50 PMby serendipity

      May I ask what is as sleeve header? But I can say for sure that I never use this, whatever it is… :)

  • Img_0304_large

    Jun 29, 2009, 05.13 PMby ohjoy

    how cute i thought about making myself one of these for that week its cold here! my old standard is getting ..old. Great job, great fit, love the color, and the buttons.

  • Sewionista_logo_neu_large

    Jun 28, 2009, 08.49 AMby julietta

    Beautiful coat! Schade, dass du ihn jetzt nicht tragen kannst.

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 6 people added it