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.
PS – Hat and scarf also made by me. 😉