The Never Ending Coat

Added Aug 28, 2011

by sewenggirl88

Rapid City, Sout...

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Description

This coat has been a long time coming. And I’m glad it’s done, but I don’t know if sewing a thick wool coat was the best idea in this heat. It makes it worse that my sewing room is the hottest room in the apartment (that is the main reason I get to have a sewing room all to myself!). Needless to say, when I started sweating profusely I had to just put it all down and take a water break.

I first bought the fabric and notions for this coat nearly 2 years ago because I’ve hated the winter coat I’ve been using forever. I finally decided since I wasn’t doing anything this summer that I needed to just take the plunge and do it. I even did everything the way I’m supposed to instead of cutting corners like usual – interfacing everywhere, cotton batting underlining for extra warmth, even hand sewing the lining sleeve cap in place. It has tested my patients, but it’s worth it in the end. I won’t be getting cold this winter in subzero blizzards!

For more pictures and a full pattern review check out my blog Toferet’s Empty Bobbin

Material Notes

Wool, Waterproof raincoating

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Style
Classic
Material
Wool

Credits

Butterick

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    Sep 5, 2011, 10.23 PMby mojo elgin

    Love it! Great job! (our weather is very cool here now, after a very hot, humid summer. Is it cooling there, too?)

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    Aug 28, 2011, 06.06 PMby Priscilla Folley

    Awesome job – congratulations on your work!

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    Aug 28, 2011, 05.35 PMby reliablechef

    looks nice and warm! kudos to finishing it!

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    Aug 28, 2011, 05.27 PMby smallone

    all that effort shows…I can see from the back pic that it fits beautifully too.

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