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« on: November 04, 2009 02:01:47 AM »

I'm planning on making my own winter coat this year, which is a bit ambitious as I've never done anything like that.

This is the drawing I made (please excuse quality, my software is crap)

My intention is to make it in a nice boucle in reds, with a contrasting lining, since the collar folds down and the sleeves are open and you can see the inside:


I need some advice regarding pattern drafting and also, I've never lined a coat. Any advice on that?

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2009 11:12:01 AM »

Drafting can be very difficult, it is easier to alter than to draft from scratch. I suggest starting with a similar pattern such as this one:V8211[/ur] Sadly, it is out of print. There is one on ebay for $15, but it is only small sizes. This is the first one that popped in my head and I thought I had it in my pattern stash, but I can't find it.

All that might need to be changed on that one is the sleeve and collar. It looks like your lining is cotton, which is ok for the body, but I would suggest you do the sleeves in lining fabric. It is slicker, so when you put your arms in, they don't have as much friction. You could still do the lover part that is open in cotton. A pattern like that one will give you construction clues.
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