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M5717 "Sabrina" Tailored Coat

Added Mar 26, 2013

by SewinInTheRain

New York, New Yo...






Live from Lincoln Center! This is a modified version of McCall’s 5717 (view C) single-breasted coat pattern. I nixed the ruffle hem and elongated and widened the skirt to achieve a below-the-knee look. Basically I wanted a warm winter coat that was long enough to cover dresses! I also added side pockets and belt loops.

I used a size 10 at the bodice and size 12 at the waist/hip. The nice thing about this pattern is there are pattern pieces for A/B, C and D cups!

Fabric is Italian herringbone wool from Gorgeous Fabrics (online) and a flannel-backed satin lining from B&J Fabrics here in New York. I also used 4 anchor buttons that were originally from a U.S. Navy pea coat, which I based off my grandfather’s WWII version.

I was really excited about trying my hand at tailoring! There’s a whole lot of pad-stitching, hair canvas, and fusible interfacing in this coat. I dedicated a bunch of blog posts to the making of this coat, and you can see the “reveal” post here: Sewin’ in the Rain

Material Notes

Fashion fabric: Italian herringbone wool; Lining: Flannel-backed satin; 4 U.S. Navy pea coat buttons; hair canvas; fusible interfacing; shoulder pads; sleeve heads




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Flannel, Satin, Wool

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    Nov 15, 2016, 05.24 PMby FluffyBottom

    Wow, that is so beautiful!

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    May 17, 2013, 07.01 PMby nettynoonoo

    fabulous coat! was checking out your oolong dress too….how did you get on with the pattern? I’m just debating whether to try it especially now that I’ve seen yours

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      May 18, 2013, 12.00 AMby SewinInTheRain

      Thanks, nettynoonoo! The Oolong dress comes together quickly and isn’t difficult to sew in my opinion. The longest part of the process is cutting out the pieces because they’re cut on the bias. I wore my blue one the other day and forgot how much I love the shape – I’d like to make another one, actually! I hope this helps. :)

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    Mar 26, 2013, 09.29 AMby lentretemps

    great coat ! It must have been difficult to make, congrats :)

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      Mar 27, 2013, 12.54 AMby SewinInTheRain

      Thank you, lentretemps! I’d say it was more time-consuming than anything else, but there were definitely some tricky parts. :)

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    Mar 26, 2013, 03.33 AMby mojo elgin

    I love your coat!

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    Mar 26, 2013, 01.18 AMby cris orange

    Love this coat, you did a really good work and can be proud of it!

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      Mar 27, 2013, 12.54 AMby SewinInTheRain

      Thanks, cris orange! I’m definitely proud I get to wear it. :)

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