Last garment for 2015 New Look 6416 in Blanket Wool

new look 6416

Merry Christmas!

This is probably the last garment I’ll be blogging this year. I love this simple to sew coat. It’s so cozy!

new look 6416

The pattern I used was a new release from NewLook; 6416, a three dollar pattern. I have good results with New Look patterns, which makes me happy, because these are some seriously low priced patterns, all being under three bucks. The drafting is solid, they feel like they’re almost drafted for me, and I almost never need to make a muslin.

However, I did change the collar design on the pattern. The pattern has a squared wide collar.6416 I cut off the square corners and rounded it to create a more classic shawl collar. Easy enough. The pattern is cut in a size small. It’s unlined and a quick sew. I started this in the morning and was done by the time the kids came home from school, lol, so no hand sewn hems here. All was sewn by machine and pretty darn quick! So quick, that I lined up the back piece on the wrong notch of the front pieces, and and now the pattern doesn’t match at the sides. C’est LaVie. I still like it. I can’t not screw up something!

I sewed view B. This pattern was really easy, so I made another version in faux shearling that I reealllly love , but I’m giving it as a gift, so I’ll have to wait a bit to blog it. I don’t want to ruin the surprise on the off chance the recipient might see a photo!4

The wool I found at Joann.This was a total score and was forty percent off. Then I used my JoAnn app coupon and got another twenty five percent off, so it came to like seven bucks a yard. It’s 80 percent wool and twenty percent nylon. I sound like a Joann salesperson lately. I used to be all snobby about Joann, and was like ” Oh hell no, I don’t buy fabric at Joann, I only shop in the garment district.” But Joann has humbled me lately. That and the fact that I haven’t found much down there the last couple times I’ve been there. The secret is out and now everyone in the world seems to shop down there.
new look 6416 girlsMerry Christmas and a happy 2016! Happy sewing!

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  1. says

    Wonderful jacket Justine. I find New Look to be very reliable patterns too – I know how they will fit so I can make the few alterations I need to right from the top! Merry Christmas!

  2. angela says

    Very cute, and I love the altered collar. (much cuter than the original!) Merry Christmas

  3. says

    I love this!! I haven’t seen that pattern before, so I will definitely be picking this up. I saw some great fabrics the other day at Joann’s that would be beautiful for this! Merry Christmas!

    • justine says

      Merry Christmas to you too, Shirley. It does seem like Joann is starting to get better fabrics lately.

  4. Jill Beverly says

    Great coat! I love it. I was looking for a quick sew coat and I think this is it thanks to you! Merry Christmas.