This is probably the last garment I’ll be blogging this year. I love this simple to sew coat. It’s so cozy!
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. 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!
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.
Merry Christmas and a happy 2016! Happy sewing!