The winter coat

Added Oct 31, 2011

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...

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Hooray, my winter coat is finally finished! As you may have seen with all the coat sewing activity going on around the internet lately, making your own coat is no mean feat! While you’re perfectly able to take some shortcuts, it’s still a several week time investment no matter how you look at it. It’s for this reason that lots of us chose to sew them over the holidays, as it doesn’t feel like quite such a long ordeal if you’ve got several full days to devote to it at one stretch.

If you remember, I used Patrones 285 #29, but with the collar from #28 and major changes to the pockets so that I can easily put my hands inside while I walk to work (which I did today wearing it! yay!). After a muslin, the main changes I made were to lower the waist seam to match my natural waist, shorten and widen the front darts, add walking ease to the lower centre front, and change the pocket design.

I’ve already made a lengthy post about the coat construction and hair canvas interfacing, plus tons of HAWT handstitching action, so if you’re interested in the couture techniques I used or some interior shots of the coat shell, please click through before reading on…

Read way more over at FehrTrade.com!

Material Notes

Super thick, eggshell blue wool from Ditto fabrics in Brighton

Difficulty

Expert

Categories

Season
Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Style
Classic
Material
Coating, Silk

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    Nov 2, 2011, 02.20 AMby bethavan

    Well done! I can sympathize. I just finished a tailored jacket for my husband.

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      Nov 2, 2011, 10.22 AMby squirrellypoo

      Wow, that’s love!! Mine’s only had a light jacket so far…

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