I have made a start on the coat but with no images and a brief page of instructions it has been a big challenge, a bit like getting up in the middle of the night in a strange hotel and trying to find the bathroom without stitching on the light. You know it's there you just need to feel your way very slowly
The pattern is labelled as Intermediate, however due to the minimal instructions I would say only tackle this if you are confident with revere collars.
|Here are all of the pieces cut and ready to go|
|Cutting out the sleeves|
When I put the pockets in I found that using my zipper foot and moving the needle position meant that I could get much closer to the seam (the fabric I am using is pretty thick and getting it under a normal foot was tricky.
|Using the zipper foot meant I could get right into the seams|
Even with the slow small steps I am not happy with how the collar has come out. There is a bit of a bump where the stand and the collar meet, so I think I am going to go back and unpick it and start again. What a pain but it is such beautiful fabric I want it to be perfect (ish)
I am a self confessed lazy sewer, however if you are planning on making this coat I would really recommend making a toile first out of something like calico to make sure you have got it right.
Keep your eyes out for part two coming soon to see how the revised collar looks!
|Looks ok from the back|
|Not bad from the front...|
|But wait, what is that big lump inside?|
Happy sewing xxx