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Saturday, November 12, 2016

A new coat for fall!



For me, making coats is super satisfying.  I am not sure why, but there is something about wrapping yourself in a coat you've made that is so amazing!  I try to make at least one coat per fall/winter and this year I started early!  


I used this fabric from FabricMart in a little darker blue...more of a cobalt.  I so love the color of this fabric!  It was such a nice quality and I love the fact it is water repellent.  We get enough snow, sleet, etc so a coat that repels moisture is a bonus in my book!    




Here are the deets on my fabric: It is a merino stretch wool blend that is water repellent.  I love it! 



Before ordering fabric, I had picked out this pattern.  Honestly, I would have looked over it, but the October issue of Threads highlighted this pattern and made view A.  
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When I ordered my fabric, I found that if I worked super hard, I could get view B cut out successfully!  SCORE!  I love everything about view B.  I had to make it.  I pretty much followed the pattern verbatim.  





















I used sew-in interfacing on the front portions and it worked beautifully.  


I didn't realize view B had a little facing in the back vent, and of course I didn't have any fabric left so I rummaged through my stash and found some faux leather that worked great and it coordinated with my buttons!  




I made my usual FBA, swayback adjustment, and sloping shoulder adjustment and am so pleased with the fit, color, and style of this pattern.  I can't recommend it enough or the fabric!  I hope you can hop on over to FM and find some beautiful coating!
  

What about this bright yellow lining?  I love that too!  It adds a fun surprise!

Thanks for reading!
Sue 

13 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful coat with great fit!

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  2. Sue, this coat is so beautiful! I just adore this color, so vibrant!

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    1. Thank you Candice, I really love this color and should use it more often!

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  3. This is a great coat pattern and you've made a beautiful coat. The fabric sounds divine!

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    1. Thank you! The fabric is really lovely to wear and work with! I must find more of it!

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  4. What a beautiful coat. The fabric is such a lovely colour on you and you did an amazing job of making it.
    Love all your makes. I don't always comment but am a happy follower by email.

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    1. You made my day Solstitches! Thanks for your kind words!

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  5. Beautiful coat, fabric, fit, everything! I followed a link earlier, which I don't see now, and found the content is not something I've seen before. Is is like acrylic? I hope it will be as warm as it is beautiful. :)

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  6. Hi Karla, this fabric is a wool melton with stretch. I honestly don't remember if there is any acrylic in it or not. It is warm and very comfortable! I hope you can find some!

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  7. Such a gorgeous colour on you, and the shape and fit of the coat are very flattering!

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  8. Beautiful coat. I love the colour too.

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  9. Gorgeous coat in a stunning color! I love cobalt blue, too.

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