Added Dec 2, 2010
Yes, yes, yes, I am done with my crazy marathon! My Gertie-Sew-Along-Inspired-Coat.
I thought that this coat would never see the outside of my apartment. But it did, and it got baptized in the first snow! It actually felt warmer then I thought it would be. I have already written so much about it and I decided to do a “Pattern Review” kind of format.
Pattern: “Nanette” from Ottobre magazine (fall/winter, 2010/2011).
Pattern Sizing: from 34 to 46 (European sizes). I have upgraded the whole thing to a size 48, and then added an FBA, and then upgraded the waist and hips area.
Description: it is described as a “feminine pea coat”.
Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow? I had a small issue at first as the instructions were in a hard and technical Dutch and I didn’t understand the subtleties. But Ottobre has sent me the English instructions. However, in the end, I just followed Gertie’s instructions…
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the wide collar and lapel, the back belt, and the pea coat shape. Also, it was nice and easy to upgrade.My only real issue had to do with the length of the sleeves.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: some upgrading from the waist down, and an FBA. I have added a cute hem decoration too. I have also shortened the sleeves to avoid a “box-effect”.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I am still discovering the infinite sewing patterns. And when coats are concerned, I want to try others. However, I would completely recommend this pattern.
What about Gertie’s Sew-Along? I am so happy that I took part. I have learned so much doing this. There is a point right after the muslin process where I was going to quit, but my Mister gave me a little nudge at the right time. I will completely refer back to the Sew-Along later, when I’ll sew another coat or jacket!
I feel so happy that it is finished, and really proud of myself for not quitting! Also, every time I wear the it, my Mister keeps on saying “that is such a nice coat”. It’s so cute!
What do you think of it?
If you want to read more about the process, here is a link to the posts (more then 10!) that are related to it!
Also, for my next projects on the blogosphere, click here ;)
Fabric: Mustard thin wool I got for 20 euros (2 meters).
Lining: 100% cotton yellow/white/brick pattern.
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