|Butterick 4665||Vogue 8465|
I'll post a bit on my coat here on my own blog too, so for those following the TGCSA-blog too, it's mostly a double post.
In the sew-along May is the period for gathering materials, for me it's the decision of what to make. I'm one of those who have to buy the materials for the coat, so deciding on which coat to make is the first thing for me.
I'm not an experienced seamstress when it comes to coats. I made my first coat in many many years (a Marfy pattern) last year, and in the end didn't wear it that much at all. Main problem is that the slit in the back and the position of the last button on that coat give a bit strange opening when walking in it. So this time I want a coat that I'll wear.
Looking for a pattern for a winter coat now very much reminded me of Carolyn's post of this week about a magazine that in the May issue had Fall fashion as a feature. I'm so glad I can at last leave the house now without thinking of a coat. And then I'm browsing magazines and internet for a wintercoat!
My choices: BWOF did have a few coats that I like, but they were all in the plus-size range and I don't want to start with downsizing a pattern.
I have Vogue 8465 and today ordered Butterick 4665. For the Vogue pattern I see the same problem as Shannon described: the neckline is so open, how do you wear this? For both I consider the short version.
What do you all think?