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Girly Plaid Coat

Added Jan 14, 2012

by Lucypie

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!

Material Notes

Polyester Suiting with brushed back




Garment Type

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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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