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« on: February 18, 2014 08:03:41 AM »

At the begin of the Winter, I was looking for a new wool coat but couldn't find any in my budget. So, I had the crazy idea of look at pattern and fell in love with the high/low hem of McCall 6800 view B

I bought some wool blend and a really cool satin for the lining. I had no problem with the pattern. The instructions were pretty clear and the result is really close to the pattern picture.

The lining was a challenge, satin is evil and I had a hard time cutting it so the fit isn't perfect but close enough. (must buy a big cutting mat and rotary cuter) I don't really like the way the sleeves are made and next time I'm doing this, I might try to do it in one piece instead of 2. I would also had something to the back, a simple tab with 2 buttons or maybe a corset style lacing. Other than that, it's an awesome pattern.

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The front


The back


the side view


and the lining


I'm planning to sew that pattern again but as a trench coat for Spring, I already bought black twill and need to find the right colorful satin.
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014 10:07:52 AM »

It looks great! Love how the high-low hem shows off your lovely lining.
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014 10:51:41 AM »

That is a beautiful coat. You did a great job!
I think adding that tab with buttons to the back, just above the pleats, would be a great idea.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014 02:40:34 PM »

Wow that is beautiful! I hope to be able to make something that nice some day. My sewing clothes skills are still in the 'elastic band A-like skirt' level. Not that there is anything wrong with a good skirt, but a coat like that is way out of my league. I'm so impressed.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014 07:41:26 AM »

I hope to be able to make something that nice some day. My sewing clothes skills are still in the 'elastic band A-like skirt' level. Not that there is anything wrong with a good skirt, but a coat like that is way out of my league. I'm so impressed.

This coat is my first one and before that I only sewed cotton summer dresses or skirt. I think you have to have faith in you skill and follow the pattern. Go the the thrift shop buy some cheap bed linen and used them as muslin for the pattern you want to try that way you can make all the mistake on it.

I'm a bit of a fearless craftster, when I learned to knit, my second project had ribbing, cables and a side way braid, all thing that experience knitter would tackle but not beginners, the result was great Smiley I'm really proud of it! My philosophy : if you love it, try it! In the end, it's only fabric and thread or yarn Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014 03:17:21 PM »

That is a good philosophy! thanks Smiley
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