Top 50 Blogs
for Fashion Sewers

Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and get the Top 50 Best Bloggers for Sewing Enthusiasts.


Added Sep 3, 2010

by guerillaembr...

Manchester, Unit...






Most ambitious project yet. Made from black cotton sateen (big mistake as it picks up hairs/ fluff like nobody’s business! Bad news at home where we have 3 dogs and 1 cat!), with grey leapardskin satin lining (originally meant to be for pyjamas I think!)
Made following the McCalls 5525 – All details are from view E, but the length of D
Although this has loads of detail, and loads of pattern pieces (ewww), it was actually OK to put together. Again though, I can’t take credit for it all, as this was made during my sewing class. Seriously I need to steal Judi, my teacher and take her home with me when I leave Australia, I will be lost without her.

NB. The pattern for the back yoke was actually cut wrong, so I ended up cutting the fabric wrong so it’s a little wonky. I also found pressing the front a challenge so am considering taking it to the dry cleaners.

Material Notes

black cotton sateen
grey leapardskin lining




Spring, Fall
Garment Type

5 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Kopie_van_pc040044_large

    Sep 3, 2010, 06.31 PMby carolinam

    Well done!

  • Img_0611_3_large

    Sep 3, 2010, 11.14 AMby spikklubba

    Love the lining, very nice coat.

  • Dsc_0184_large

    Sep 3, 2010, 10.51 AMby kimiffu

    it looks great! i’m a bit terrified of anything with too many pattern pieces… but it definitely looks like it paid off :)

  • Elvgren_139_large

    Sep 3, 2010, 09.28 AMby jsh-1

    I LOVED the coat! Great job. I’m in the process of making view a :) Was it hard to sew in the lining??

    1 Reply
    • Avatar_large

      Sep 5, 2010, 09.20 AMby guerillaembroidery

      it was ok – i do th whole thing where i sew all the way around the facing and arm holes, and then turn it out through a gap in the lining in one of the arms (so it’s hidden). I had to try a couple of times to get the hand sewing right on the flaps on the back though. the first time it was pulling. good luck!

  • 9b6a2f8482f1e431b0a19a8ca8d654b3ccf1ed36_large

    Sep 3, 2010, 07.14 AMby pink-cornelia

    look great, fantastic job!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 8 people added it