Added Jan 14, 2012
Raleigh, North C...
I made a coat! This started out as McCall’s 6442, but I changed it up. This thick warm suiting plaid seemed like a perfect fit. I used the reverse side – I like it better than the front, and it makes it easy to skip lining. I cut an 8 and shortened the bodice one-half inch. I did not use shoulder pads. I self-lined the hood and bodice, and it’s already so warm that I feel comfortable skipping the lining on the sleeves and bottom – this is North Carolina, after all. As I tried on the bodice and hood, it became clear that this large shawl style was overwhelming on my 5’2” frame – there was so much fabric I looked like it was someone else’s coat – exactly the opposite of why I sew. So I took generous hems and sort of squared off the coat so it closes nicely. It’s warm and fun!
Polyester Suiting with brushed back
Dress up outerwear with deep shawl collars and sew up a lovely fitted dress with a flounced hemline.
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