Added Aug 26, 2012
I really wanted to make a coat for the longest time and I wanted it in a Houndstooth pattern. I found McCall’s pattern #M6517 and decided to try it since it was “easy.” The pattern came with four different styles really meant for a rain coat so I chose the most basic one. I cut a size 8 and I found that I still had to adjust the pattern on the side seams and the sleeves. I took it in an extra inch in the sleeves and another 5/8" in the side seams to get the fit I wanted. Plus I hemmed it to 3 and a half inches in the length. I’m 5’3" and the original hem allowance was still too long.
Overall, I’m pleased with the outcome and I can’t wait to wear it in the fall and winter! It is unlined, however, and I think that the next coat will definitely be lined.