Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Great Coat Sew-Along

I finally decided which coat to make for the Great Coat Sew-Along. It was so hard narrowing it down to just one for this event. My choice is Vogue 8438 view A or B. This is a princess seam coat with interesting collar treatment. This coat has some versatility in the look by changing the fabric: cashmere, lightwieght melton, or Damask. These are a few options. I think the clothe belt of view C can serve as an alterative look for both A & B.

Last Tuesday I stopped by Vogue Fabrics on the way home to buy fabric. They had several nice wool coatins available, but I didn't like any of them for this coat. I found this Bright Navy at Gorgeous Fabrics, which I will order this week.

I'm a little behind schedule, so I brought the pattern with me to cut out. When I return home I'll be able to start work on the fitting. The lining, buttons, and other notions will be discussed in a later post.

My second and third options were V7979-D and S3966-A with sleeve from view B.

On a side note, I've been tagged by two people. ...,will post response by the weekend.

Happy Sewing!


  1. That's going to look lovely. I think that color will work for so many outfits.

  2. Of all the three patterns, I think this one's the nicest. The fabric's nice too, can't wait to see it. :)

  3. I am making this one too and can't wait!

  4. Can't wait to see how your coat turns out for the sew-along good luck. Loving the fabric and pattern you picked.:) Good luck:)

  5. Cennetta .- I like all patterns. But the picture is divine and also chose you a precious material. uhmmmm. and I am impatient. every success for this project. greetings. Paco

  6. Great pattern choice! I can't waity to get started on my coat too!



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