Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Heather Purple Solid Coating - Cold Buster







We are well into the coat wearing season.  But there is still time to make the special coat you've been dreaming of.

This is the second coat that I made using Butterick 6385.  The first was finished at the end of January. So the review of the pattern is in that post.


 My daughter's coat way made way back in April.  I decided to wait until now to post it since April is spring time and who wants to see a winter coat after all the cold and snow.


Last week was the first time she wore it and it was the perfect answer to the mid-western bone chilling winter frost.  Temperatures are in the 20's.  Burrrr!  Good thing I chose another great coat fabrice from Mood:  Heather Purple Solid Coating and the Warm Olive Twill Viscose Lining.   A great match for beauty inside and out.


The heather coating is 100% wool.  I love working with natural fabric.  This wool is easy to press and to shape into the desired form.  The Olive twill lining is crisp and tightly woven with a beautiful sheen finish.  Both textiles were a joy to work with.

Unfortunately, both are sold out.  No worries though.  Mood has a vast array of coat and lining fabrics to choose from.  Don't wait though.  Designers and sewists, alike are snapping up their outwear textiles like nobody's business.


For this coat I used snaps instead of buttonholes and I eliminated the bust darts  Those are basically the only changes to the construction of the coat.  Anything else is pretty much the same as the first coat.  Because I had been down this ride before, it went together quickly.  And my DD was very happy to have a new coat before the winter season started. 


Happy Sewing!
C

PS - Hat and scarf also made by me. ;-)

16 comments:

  1. what a pretty coat - it's so nice to make your own coats so you can have a beautiful color like that instead of the typical grey, blue or black available in a store.

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    1. Thank you so much, Beth. I'm hoping to get as good as you with coat making. You are a great inspiration to me.

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  2. It's a great coat and you mastered the fit on this one. I bet she gets huge use from this design, Cenetta. By the way, I totally enjoyed your interview on Sewing Mavens. You expressed yourself so well and it was so nice to hear your real voice.

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    1. Thank you so much Bunny. My daughter was so happy to finally get a new hand made coat. I'm sure she is very happy. It was such an honor to speak to Lori and Helena.

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  3. Her coat is beautiful! I love the fabric and inside lining! Also, the snaps are a refreshing change.

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    1. Hi Ms. Vanessa. Thank you so much. The snaps were easier than regular buttonholes on this fabric.

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  4. Such a beautiful coat, inside and out!

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  5. Lovely. The lining is perfect.

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  6. She looks very chic in her beautiful coat. The dark red scarf and gold hat look terrific with the coat.

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  7. What a fabulous coat! I hope to improve my sewing skills to that level. Is there a pattern online for the cool hat?

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    1. Thank you, Laurinda. I hat is my own made up pattern. But you can google crochet hats. A variety of hats pattern will pop up.

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