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London Coat by Sally

Hi All! I’m Sally of The Yorkshire Sewist showing you my latest make to showcase on the Minerva Crafts Blog, a nice snuggly Coat! It’s perfect for this cold snap of cold weather! We have to love the unpredictable British Weather, so it’s all good fun!

Supplies List:

- This lovely weighty Fabric has a gorgeous soft textured finish. The pattern is very abstract and is designed to show off the textural qualities of the weave.

Klasse Machine Needles Universal 90/14

Heavy Weight Iron On Interfacing in black (only a little bit as it is only used for the collar pieces).

Gutermann Sew All Sewing Thread (colour 542)

- How to Do Fashion – London Coat Pattern

I’ve had this Pattern in my Stash for over a year now and though it was finally time to get it used. I’ve previously made a wrap coat before but not a retro style one so I’d thought I would live dangerously and give it a go! Plus, I am advocate in supporting Indie Pattern Companies too, I don’t know about you but I tend to find that I don’t need to alter them as much as I would with the Big 4.

So after the reading the instructions with a good cup of tea on my iPad rather than printing the instructions out as I’m trying my best not to waste, I decided to go with version 2 and went onto trace off my pattern pieces.

I traced out a size 12 and didn’t had to grade between sizes but with my usual alterations, as i have short arms and I am indeed only 5 foot 2! I needed to take 3 inches off the sleeves and length of the Coat.

With this pattern, there was a lot of cutting out required which resulted in drinking wine to get me through it lol.

For a bit of contrast and to reduce bulk as the Coat fabric was quite thick, I had some lovely bow Cotton Fabric  from a previous make which is also available here. I like to be different!

The fabric was really easy to sew with to say it’s a wool blend. But on the flip side, I had to finish the edges with my overlocker to stop it fraying.

My tailors ham even got out to play to press the shoulder seams.

With this Coat being a wrap over style with a belt rather than installing zips or buttonholes is was rather a speedy sew.

So here is the final result!

Also can’t get away with out adding a few pins.... (yeah... I’m a pin addict) to the collar.

This fabric is just perfect for making into coats as it has a quite sophisticated pattern to it and keeps you nice and warm at the same time!

So get planning your autumn/winter wardrobe now as you never know when the weather will turn again!

Sally @ theyorkshiresewist

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