Sunday, April 8, 2012

Black Jacquard Coat - M5766

My evening coat was made using McCall's 5766. I was more pleased with how it turned out than the Vogue dress. This one has been in the stash for a couple years. And was the perfect complement to my dress.

Pattern Description: Misses' lined coats: Fitted across bust coats have empire waist, princess seams with pleated lower section, side seam pockets and sleeve variations; coats are above mid-knee length.

Pattern Sizing: 4-18; I used size 14 with modifications. View A

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. Except I omitted the slits in the cuffs and made the pleats a little longer for more shaping.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. No problems following them.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Everything about the design of the coat.
- Wide Collar.
- Bell 3/4 sleeve.
- Empire waist.
- Princess seam - easy FBA.
- Pleats
- Big decorative button.

Dislikes - The pockets are about two inches too high.

Fabric Used: Black floral jacquard from JoAnn's.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I simple FBA and I added a few inches to the length of the coat. Plus the two changes mentioned above.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I plan to make one for my DD. And yes, I do recommend it to others.

Conclusion: I really like this coat. The style and fabric are perfect for a special occasion coat. This pattern was not difficult to sew.


  1. The coat is beautiful and I love the color of the lining that you used for it.

  2. Wow! What a great way to top the dress with this lovely coat. I love your fabric choice for this coat and the lining that matches the dress. Perfect!

  3. Beautiful!! The entire ensemble is just amazing. I love the little touches, like the applique and the blingy button.

  4. Its lovely and i love the lining colour too.great job!

  5. Beautiful! You make such beautiful garments..

  6. Your dress and coat are stunning! You look like you just walked out of a fashion magazine! And as always, beautiful sewing.

  7. Beautifulllllllllll! I love the color of lining.

  8. Wow, that coat is fantastic, I have always wanted a dressy evening coat. Lovely!

  9. What a great coat for a dressy occasion. Love that statement button.

  10. I discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago, and I really love eveything you do. You've got the way to choose the right fabric for the right pattern, and make something beautiful and elegant. This coat is just "Wow" !!!

  11. Such a stunning coat! Congratulations!

  12. Your coat is really beautiful and looks so stylish on you. I really like the fabric you chose, too.

    I like your blog. I have made two garments recently because I saw your versions. And I'm about to start a third (three different patterns, that is)!

    Thanks for posting all your wonderful sewing for us to see.

  13. Oh, Cennetta! That is a gorgeous coat! I love the button! I love the surprise lining! It's just beautiful!



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