Drop-dead stunning, right? Look at that drape! The fit, the sleeves, the just about everything...stunning!
There is even some twirlability with this coat/jacket!
Here is the description from the back of the pattern which BTW is 6244 rated average...Misses' coat and dress: Semi-fitted, unlined coat (wrong side shows) has front extending into collar, flat-fell seams, narrow hem, and shaped front hemline longer than back. Lined dress has shoulder yokes, fitted bodice with side front and side back seams, and invisible back zipper.
I made a size 14 with my usual 1/2" swayback alteration. I used this gorgeous double-faced wool from Hancock's that I purchased half-price. It was just so awesome to work with and I so love wearing it!
Construction for this is more than you think it would be. I mean look at how simple it is and how fast it could be to put together! What elevates this coat/jacket from ordinary to extraordinary is the construction process. Yep, that's right....
Flat-fell seams are used everywhere except the armholes. The inside of the jacket/coat is exquisite. Even the pleat that radiates from the shoulder seam is enclosed in the flat fell seaming at the neckline.
Look below and see those hems? I worked very hard to make them exactly 3/8" with seaming super close to the fold line. It took very careful pressing and accurate sewing. Look at that beautiful mitered corner!
Can you tell I really love this?
I wore this to work today and received many compliments on it. I LOVE this, totally worth the time and monetary investment of purchasing 2.5 yards of wool at almost $30 a yard.
Thanks for the awesome pattern Butterick!
And, thank you for reading!