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Made by a Fabricista: Wearing Red This Winter

The minute I saw this red wool melton on Fabric Mart's site, I knew I had to make another winter coat.  It's only October, but with cold weather rapidly approaching, the sooner I started making this, the better.


Last year, I used a mustardy colored wool melton to make a duffle-type coat, and it was so wonderful to sew with that I went for the same type of fabric for this make.  There is still some of this candy-apple red wool available and some other colors as well.  http://www.fabricmartfabrics.com/Candy-Red-Wool-Polyester-Melton-Coating-58W.html



I was a tad bit worried: this coat has six bound button holes and with the thickness of this fabric, I wondered how they'd turn out.  I practiced several and found they worked perfectly with this fabric.  Just take your time and sew carefully and you'll get a good result.



Yes, those are real working bound button holes on the cuff!


What good is a winter coat with a boring lining?  I want to liven up my winter and choose this dark brown, polka-dot fabric by Maggy London.  It is sold out now, but I believe it was a silk blend.  It was really nice to cut out and sew together.   Sorry that photo is blurry, but you get the idea!



Don't be afraid of using a heavier weight wool for your winter outerwear.  My Viking has zero issues sewing this.



Here is a link to the pattern I used: Vogue 1562




Thanks for reading!

Sue from Ilove2sew!

Enjoy the action shots!







Comments

  1. I think that coat is one of the best looking garments you've ever made! Wonderful color, excellent bound buttonholes and welt pockets. Plus, it looks great on you.

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  2. Beautiful coat and wonderful job with the construction. It looks very festive.

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  3. I love red and I'm really digging this coat.

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