Girly Plaid Coat

Added Jan 14, 2012

by Lucypie

Raleigh, North C...

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Description

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!

Material Notes

Polyester Suiting with brushed back

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes

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    Feb 1, 2012, 12.58 PMby Vanessa Leigh

    Adorable. Great job!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 02.43 PMby erica-penton

    Love love love! It kind of reminds me of the “1930s Ahwahnee Coat- Blanket Coat” from Wearing History Patterns.

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    Jan 15, 2012, 01.17 PMby libbysharf

    Very cute and girly!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 06.52 AMby leahfranqui

    Super cute, and I love how much it flares!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 01.59 AMby mixtlii

    It looks very cool, and so trendy!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 12.54 AMby BeYou TiFul

    Very nice and great fabric!

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