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Hannah's first coat (McCalls 5766)

Added Jul 15, 2009

by hannnc

Newcastle, Austr...






As a beginner, i didn’t think i would make a coat for years, but i just couldn’t let winter pass me by without trying!

The coat is so warm and is fully lined! First time I’ve ever lined anything, definitely makes a difference!

My advice is to beginners is to try projects like these, and just take each step as it comes. Its a big job but not too bad in little bits :)

Material Notes

2m of a wool blend? Lining. Snaps.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic
Blends, Wool


McCalls 5766 pattern for getting me the pattern for $5! (rather than $15+)

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    Mar 1, 2011, 03.28 PMby wonderlandalys

    How lovely! And it looks so professional! Well done. I’m glad its getting to spring now so I can put of trying to make anything so complicated…

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    Feb 24, 2011, 10.52 AMby ealinglou

    I’m about to make this one – but view C with the bell sleeves. Yours has turned out great and very helpful to see shots in advance.

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    Nov 18, 2010, 04.11 AMby shortkel

    Gorgeous coat, I would love to make one, but not sure if I’m ready for it yet. Also being in Newy, it looks like I should be calling on you whenever I need help. A coat like this would be great for the cold lecture halls at uni next year!

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    Jun 29, 2010, 04.35 AMby meegie-moo

    Oh girl I love it. I am attempting my own coat this winter – the Lady Grey from i have my fingers crossed that it will turn out just as lovely as yours!

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      Jul 2, 2010, 05.27 AMby hannnc

      I am sure you’ll be able to, just take it one step at a time without rushing and it works :D

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    Jan 19, 2010, 02.53 AMby jkinsey

    Fantastic! I’m a beginner, but I’ve been dying to make a winter coat for a long time, so this is pretty encouraging. Maybe I’ll attempt my own lined coat this fall.

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    Jan 3, 2010, 07.53 AMby pinkbirdcouture

    This is really cute!!! Great Job!!! Love it!!!

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    Aug 10, 2009, 06.54 AMby xraffaelax

    you did a good job! i like it.

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    Jul 16, 2009, 07.16 AMby safemme

    I LOVE this! Makes me want to make one now… (:

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    Jul 16, 2009, 12.04 AMby pierrewolf

    wow, what a great coat!

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    Jul 15, 2009, 09.47 PMby sweet-saboo

    love, love, love it!

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    Jul 15, 2009, 08.09 PMby corra

    wow, this is great I think your fabric choice and alterations make it way better than the pattern! Awesome job!

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    Jul 15, 2009, 03.27 PMby jessyratfink

    Oh, wow! WANTS.

    This is beautiful. I might have to check out that pattern! :D

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    Jul 15, 2009, 10.42 AMby ArtfulMix

    wow, looks amazing! I’m a beginner as well and you definitely have inspired me to try it out!

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    Jul 15, 2009, 10.26 AMby lizah

    great job! you are really talanted :)

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    Jul 15, 2009, 09.10 AMby lillasyrran

    Your coat is gourgeous! It is a tough challange to do a coat with lining as a beginner. Great job!

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    Jul 15, 2009, 07.55 AMby sewella

    Oh, it’s fabulous! And the fabric looks like tweed (my favourite) but I a can’t tell from the photos. All in all – a great job!

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    Jul 15, 2009, 07.53 AMby zickzack

    Oh, it is great! And I prefer your sleeves to the ones suggested in the pattern! Perfect for winter. I still didn’t make a jacket (argh), but at the moment I don’t even want to imagine wearing one because today it is hot outside. But when I finally do it I’ll line it, so I can be proud of it (hopefully) as you are : )

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