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I’ve had this fabric in my stash for YEARS.  I just needed the right inspiration and a kick in the pants, which is what happened when I strolled into Joanne’s last Fall.

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I was flipping through the Vogue Patterns magazine and saw this stunner in plaid and I had to make it up.  Totally gorgeous, right?

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There is a separate lining pattern, always a nice thing.

 

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I used some built-in decorative stitching on the lining at the back neck.

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This time, I remembered to add some piping to the lining for a beautiful touch. 

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See this piped hidden pocket?  I took this straight from the book “Cool Couture” by Kenneth King.  A totally COOL thing!  It took some time and trial and error, plus some pocket-drafting.  But, what a COOL effect!

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I’ve had this beautiful plaid fabric from Georgeous Fabrics in my stash for a long time.  It has a lot of stretch so I block fused the entire coat with knit interfacing.  I reinforced the button areas with even more interfacing, but I was concerned that any buttonhole would put too much strain on the stretchy fabric so I opted for snap closures.

The pattern is well drafted and came together with no problems.  Even the sleeves were set in on one try!! 

I recommend this pattern, it’s a few years old now, but what a classic!  The simple lines and easy fit can really showcase your beautiful piece of coating, gabardine, or even denim.  Or, you can do like I did and sharpen your plaid-matching skills.  Or, how about a beautiful pastel color for Spring? 

Happy Sewing!

  1. This is FABULOUS. And that blue piping makes putting it on so special! This pattern is on my to-sew lists, too, btw…

  2. The concealed pocket is a great addition, so useful whilst keeping the line.

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