Added Jan 1, 2012
London, United K...
I made this coat out of necessity, and am quite pleased with myself. Using a pattern given to me (Family Circle no.44), I adjusted it for my long waist and longer arms and went for it. The only changes I made were to add belt loops and to make the collar a little bit smaller. I added button popper fasteners after wearing it a few times, as the belt alone wasn’t brilliant at keeping the coat where it should be.
I had a panic mid-coat about interlining, and then about pre-shrinking, which was something I had never heard about. Lovely Burdastyle members set me straight, and I was pleased to find out ways of interlining, and also that my wool had been pre-shrunk.
It’s made from 100% wool, with a cotton velvet collar and polyester lining, thick cotton interlining. It’s surprisingly warm, and it’s brilliant having coat arms long enough to keep my wrists warm.
Overall I am pleased with it, although I feel a bit like a 70s detective when wearing it.
(p.s. I took the pictures after wearing it for a month, so it’s a bit creasy… bad presentation I know)
Sewing & Techniques
Say goodbye to skipped stitches and damaged seams!
Fashion & Trends
Flaunt those curves in Kim-approved bombshell looks.
50 Select Red, White, and Blue patterns are 50% off!
Meg got an inside look into our new course, and see why she thinks you need to register too!
Leopard print, stripes, and mod coats for fall.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.