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Gertie's Coat!

Added Oct 17, 2012

by Scary Merry

Concord, North C...






My new coat made from the Butterick 5824 pattern by Gretchen Hirsch! Not including the muslins I did, I made it in about 2.5 days because I was bored, needed a warm coat, and I’m apparently a one woman sweat shop. This was my first ever coat, and I also did bound buttonholes for the first time and added an interior pocket. I also interlined it because I felt like the coat fabric wasn’t heavy enough. I basted the Thermolam to the skirt lining pieces and quilted the bodice lining with it. This was also my first time quilting anything.

Did I mention that I’ve been sewing for not quite three months? :D

More details at my blog: http://young-broke-and-fabulous.blogspot.com/search/label/butterick%205824

Material Notes

The shell fabric is a rayon poly blend, the lining a poly charmeuse, and it’s interlined with Thermolam.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Polyester, Rayon

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    Oct 19, 2012, 02.20 AMby Mirrim R

    Wow, looks great on you! Love the lining.

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    Oct 17, 2012, 01.37 PMby pauline alice

    It’s a beautiful coat and the colour is fabulous, as well as the roses lining. And you’ve been sewing for only 3 months? Wow, that’s amazing!

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    Oct 17, 2012, 12.41 PMby Patti Marrin

    I have to say, love the coat…Better yet is your Ghastys print dress!

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    Oct 17, 2012, 09.22 AMby Mary Athey

    Fab coat!! the linings lovely and the red suits you. and a big wow for sewing for just three months. i.ve been sewing on and of for thirty years and still have.nt done interling or bound buttonholes . well done x

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    Oct 17, 2012, 06.02 AMby clairegeit

    Love It!

    The lining looks great! Do you find it still falls nicely in the skirt with the extra interlining? I am thinking of doung this to my coat too.

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      Oct 17, 2012, 06.08 AMby Scary Merry

      It certainly added body to the skirt- almost too much, actually! I feel like I was able to strike just the right balance with the volume and length, and in any case, I’d rather have the volume rather than it hanging limply.

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