Sunday, November 1, 2009

Coat finished: Vogue 8465

The pictures, as promised.

Unevenly spaced!! But I’ll leave it like it is. I’m very sure I followed the marks on the pattern. Don’t know what went wrong.

The lining is prickstitched to the upper layer. The lining tended to turn to the outside as the fabric has no weight to keep the wool turned.

 

(hope the pictures are clear, I can make a ‘negative’ like Katherine H suggested, but don’t find it makes it much clearer to see the details. Making the pictures lighter does help too, but on my screen I can see the details in these pictures.)

Finishing this coat in less than a week makes me wonder why I never made it last year. I know I was wondering too much about whether this was the right pattern, and the fabric I had chosen was not quite right for a coat without adding an extra layer for warmth, which made me reluctant sewing it. This fabric was quite right for it. A real coat quality wool, very warm. Juliet asked me to describe the fabric, but all I can say is that it is very dark grey, no clear grain of weft threads. It was a pleasure to work with. Gwensews: I certainly think that it can be made in felted wool. I think my fabris is not felted, but it looks a bit like it.

After working with this pattern which is labeled “easy” I think they made it easy by leaving out a lot of inside finishing. I did use more interfacing than the pattern describes, and think it is necessary to get a good result.

I really like the coat, and think I will wear it a lot. First this week to Paris! I’m going to the European Pattern Review weekend and am looking forward to seeing Paris and meeting likeminded ladies that I know from Pattern Review in real life. I hope to bring back some nice fabric, I’ve never been fabric shopping in Paris.

The review for the BWOF jacket is on PR.  If you want to browse the pictures for this one you’ll find them here.

 

Have a nice week all. I’ll be back after Paris! No sewing this week.

27 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Every part of this coat is just wonderful!!!

Erica B. said...

Beautiful coat! I love the collar. It really makes it stand out!

Cindy said...

Lovely! The lining is wonderful and I adore this pattern. Very attractive on you.

Sheila said...

Fabulous coat... you did a superb job.

Lisa said...

Wonderful coat! You look so fashionable in it.

I am so glad you have resumed blogging, Sigrid. You make wonderful clothes. It is inspiring to me.

Faye Lewis said...

Sigrid your coat is beautiful. I've been admiring that pattern for a long time too. You did a fab job.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Very very beautiful :) It looks wonderful on you.

Paris!.....have a wonderful trip..

Christina said...

This looks fabulous! It suits you well. Will be perfect in Paris :)

sonoemi said...

A very beautiful coat! I love this pattern.
I envy you fabric shopping in Paris.

Gail said...

I'm glad that you didn't go away. The coat is stunning.

JoanneM said...

Gorgeous coat. Looks wonderful on you!

senaSews said...

Wow, sewing this coat was really fast (at least from my point of view)!
Your new coat looks awesome. I love the collar!

mochimo said...

Very beautiful! That collar is gorgeous!

Lori said...

You coat is gorgeous.

Summerset said...

Oh, it is wonderful - the collar is unique and flattering.

I agree about these patterns leaving something to be desired regarding the inside structure and finishing. The Vogue 1132 (red jacket) was the same way, labeled "easy", but with little in the way of instruction in some of the really important stuff.

Eugenia said...

That coat is beautiful, it looks so perfectly made and I love that collar.

katherine h said...

Thank-you Sigrid, we can see all the details on your beautiful coat. I love the huge collar...a very distinctive style. Have fun in Paris, I'm sure everybody will be looking at you in your fabulous coat.

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful coat! Your skills and knowledge are greatly appreciated and inspiring. Thanks so much for your blog. I'm new to sewing and need you guys.

paco peralta said...

that beautiful coat, Sigrid. You did a great job. ahhhh. I love the new look of your blog. greetings, and enjoy your coat. Here, we still summer clothes ... uffff.

Nancy K said...

I love this coat. I don't know why you didn't make it last year either, it's great. The cut is very chic.
Enjoy your trip to Paris and get some great fabric.

Vicki said...

Ooh, you look so warm and cosy. Great coat. Enjoy Paris!

Gry said...

Great coat. It is good to see you back at full speed. Enjoy Paris and please do go and see the Vionnet exhibition. I should so much like to see the exhibition, but dont have any excuse to take a trip to Paris.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

You did a FABULOUS job on that jacket! It looks just great!

Nancy W. said...

Your coat looks fantastic and very wearable. I love it!

Trudy Callan said...

You look awesome in this coat. Wowee!

Marji said...

oh Sigrid, this is gorgeous! I'm so happy that you were able to get to Paris. I'm on my first jaunt meeting other sewing bloggers and it's so sew much fun.
Love the coat, so glad you got it made, and quickly too.
And, I haven't been by to say so, but I'm so thrilled to have your voice back in the sewing blogging community.
hugs, Marji

Kat said...

Love the coat! In fact, the asymetrical front detail and innovative collar design reminds me of unique 80's pattern details. Those things really make for a standout garment.