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Made by a Fabricista: I Love Wool and I Love Fall! Butterick 6292

Fall is here and when the weather turns cooler, I think of coats.  I love coats.  I love making coats.  As I dreamed of what to make, I found this beautiful wool blend.  Do you blame me?

Mine is a little darker color and I love it!  

Lake Blue Polyamide/Merino Wool/Elastine Water Repellent Jacketing With Flannel Back 54W


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Lake Blue Polyamide/Merino Wool/Elastine Water Repellent Jacketing With Flannel Back 54W  
33%

Details
SKUBVB3349
Content74% Polyamide/20% Merino Wool/6% Elastine
Color(s)Lake Blue
Width54"
WeightLight; Falls Moderately Away From Body
Stretch30% Along Selvage
Use(s)Jacket, Coat, Waistcoat, Etc.
CareDry Clean
AdditionalWater Repellent Jacketing. Semi-Stiff Hand. Smooth, Semi-Textured Face. Soft Flannel Back. Opaque.
Quantity in stock9.00 yard(s) available
Sold elsewhere:$30.00
Our price:$19.99 
Special offers price:$10.00 save 50%
I saw a recent article in Threads magazine where they used Butterick 6292 as a base.
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I just love version B with that high collar and the asymmetrical buttons up the front.  My original plan was to make view A that is a shorter coat, but when I saw the beautiful shade of blue, I worked hard to squeeze out the longer length!


With the wool blend, this pressed well, doesn't ravel at all and holds its shape.  I had no issues with it at all.

The pattern calls for interfacing the front facing of the coat. I used a sew-in interfacing. I experimented with a few weights before deciding on the perfect weight.


My only oops moment was when I found out I forgot to cut the back vent piece that is actually like a facing.  And, to make matters worse, I had zero fabric left that would work!


I had the scissors in my hand to make this a shorter length but thought, " Hey, others have made some cute little surprises with their coats by using a contrasting piece as a facing that you can see when you walk."  So....I found some faux leather from my stash!  I think it compliments the buttons I choose.


I really love this fabric.  It is exactly what I expected it to be drape, finish, and comfort-wise.  I choose to line this with a fun mustard-yellow that also behaved very well!


I love my new coat.  

Thanks for reading!
Sue from Ilove2sew!

Comments

  1. That color is spectacular!!! What a gorgeous coat.

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  2. I think the back vent facing is inspired! Great save! I wouldn't have wanted to shorten that coat either, it's just gorgeous!

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  3. Great job, Sue! I love the pattern you chose for this, and the color is really nice on you!

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  4. Beautiful! I love the style and the color. Very vibrant color especially during this time of year. It is good to break away from black in the winter season.

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  5. Really nice! Fabric is soooo pretty! Great Job!

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  6. With the stretch along the selvage, are you cutting cross-grain? I am confused. Thanks!

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    1. Nope, I didn't cut it cross-grain. It stretches around the body. Does that help?

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