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It has been a little while since I reveal my last Mash Up and since then I have been busy vacationing and sewing! I’m excited to debut my 08/2017 Mash Up pattern…

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From the August 2017 issue I decided to sew a coat! Burda starts debuting fall patterns in their August issue and I was loving #108. This is also a sneak peek at the collection that is going live this Monday, so then you will be able to download this digital pattern PDF to sew along. But if you subscribe to the magazine then you already have the pattern.


What initially drew me to the pattern was the side panels, and I actually didn’t realize until I started sewing the coat that there were pockets incorporated into the bottoms of the panels. At first I thought, whew what did I get myself into, but in the end they were pretty easy to construct.

When I went fabric shopping for this coat I knew I needed a fabric with two good sides, and I ended up finding this knit baby blue fabric with black fleece on the underside. It was PERFECT! I also picked up some galaxy print that I planned on using for the panels, but I instead cut them for the pocket pouches and for the panels used the underside of the fabric for contrast. For the notions I needed all purpose thread, a knit sewing machine needle, and sew on large snaps.

Step 1 new

I cut all the pieces in the blue fabric, it was a simple cutting process. All pieces cut 2 and no interfacing which was nice.

Step 2

Piece 27 was the pocket pouch piece, so I cut in my galaxy printed knit.

Step 3

The first step was to sew the pocket pouch pieces to the self-facings.

Step 4

I pressed the seam allowances open and then topstitched on either side of the pocket pouch attachment seam,

Step 5

My pocket pouch! I’m so glad I went with just using the galaxy print for this piece. It is just that little pop of something special in the pocket to make the overall coat more versatile.

Step 6

Using my frixion marking pen I drew in the pocket facing fold line as well as the seam line for the side panel piece so I could see that intersection.

Step 7

Then I clipped into the corner using my fabric scissors.

Step 8

On the other side of the facing fold I also clipped into the seam allowance, just a bit though.

Step 9

The next step is actually to sew the side seam of the coat. This is done before the side panel is sewed into place. So I pinned and stitched the lower side seams, right sides together and pinned from the hem to the pocket facing foldline.

Step 10

Next I put a placement pin for the pocket to keep it folded in place for when I sewed in the panel. The instruction indicate to hand sew the pocket for placement purposes, but 1 pin worked just fine for me!

Step 11

This next step was the trickiest but using the small numbers on the corners of the pattern pieces really helped me out. I grabbed piece 23 (the side panel) and pinned it in place also clipping into corners where necessary and matching up all the numbered seams and notches. Sewing piece 23 to the front and back pieces 21 & 22 also incorporates sewing the bottom of the pocket shut.

Step 12

View from the wrong side, everything pinned in place. Note: I opted to sew the panel wrong side to right side so the under black side of the fabric was visible from the outer coat.

Step 13

I started edge by edge sewing everything into place.

Step 14

View of the pocket from the right side after the panel was sewn.

Step 15

Then I went along the seams and topstitched the allowances away from the panel skipped over the pocket openings of course.

Step 16

Since that seam is a little complicated I’ll show you again for the other side! What was easiest for me was to first lay down the panel as if I were looking at it from the right side.

Step 17

Then I placed the coat right side on top to see the black and blue together then peeled up the edges for access to the wrong side where I started pinning things into place.

Step 18

Working my way around the panel, I pinned along all edges and looked from the right side to see if it was accurate. It was hard to show on camera, but the best advice I can give is follow those seam numbers!

Step 19

After both panels were sewn, it was time to sew the center back seam! I placed the back pieces, right sides together and stitched from the neck all the way down to the hemline.

Step 20 new

I then pressed the seam allowance open and topstitched from the right side on either side of the seam.

That completes part 1 of my 08/2017 Mash Up! Stay tuned for next week when I finish this coat and debut the finished project. Also remember to check back on Monday so you can download the digital PDF of the coat pattern I’m using.

Happy Sewing!


1 Comment

  • Simba_nov_06_large

    Aug 30, 2017, 04.53 AMby nrobson

    this will look awesome! your tutorials are totes helpful for learning to stitch Megs xx

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