London Coat by Sally
Posted in Projects on Wednesday the 9th May 2018 by Vicki Ormerod
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!
- 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.
- 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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