Here it is, my second coat made from wool! Now that I have more experience sewing coats under my belt, I rarely buy coats from the stores anymore. Especially since I now have several coat/jacket patterns that I have tweaked and perfected according to my liking. All I have to do is buy coating fabrics, cut and sew!
I’ve only been buying real wool fabric and avoiding synthetics for the past year. Real wool don’t pill like synthetic melton wool and does not melt when ironed! Definitely worth it!
The same Burda 7184 jacket pattern that I used to sew my camel coat and hooded coat! Let me emphasize that this pattern is sew easy guys! The instructions were really clear and easy to follow, even for beginners. This time, as I already modified the pattern to fit my frame, I didn’t have to do any additional pattern hacking/tweaking.
But in case you are curious about how the pattern fits, these are the tweaks that I did: I followed size 10, tapered the shoulders and left the bodice a little oversized. I also lengthened the pattern about 2 inches and made the wrist opening bigger. The original pattern has super narrow wrist opening for some reason!
As this is a casual coat, not a tailored one, I chose to serge the edges instead of hemming. Finally, I added a belt using my leftover fabric because I love having the option to wrap my coat.
Now all I have to do is add some colour to my winter wardrobe…
Photos: Vancouver, by Tomo