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Made by a Fabricista: Coat Season

Coat season is in full effect, and I plan to take advantage to the very end.

When I spotted this boucle suiting fabric I instantly fell in love.  It’s definitely a statement fabric with interesting texture.  I had no idea what I wanted to do with it, I just knew I needed to have it.  Which by the way is the story of my life.  My stash could easily hold me over for the next couple years.

But once I got it home, I couldn’t imagine making anything else with it other than a coat.

It’s a medium weight that surprisingly doesn’t fray too much.  It’s easy to sew and irons very well for a boucle.

I didn’t feel like going through the process of designing the coat I had in mind, so I altered my favorite vintage McCalls 6349 view B



Pattern Alterations: 

-Removed side pockets and added oversized 8.5”x 12.5” pockets

-Slightly altered the lapels and collar by adding 3” to the width and changing the lapel from a rounded lapel to a pointed lapel.

-Removed the sleeve cuff

-Added a sleeve seam

-Added a 3.5” x 102” belt and a 4.5” x  10” belt case

I lined the coat with a silk I had in my stash.




NIKKI  @beautejadore


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category, BOUCLE.

Comments

  1. You look gorgeous. Your coat and fabric are divine and what a difference those wider lapels make.

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  2. Wowzer! That color really suits you and the coat looks couture.

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  3. Wow! Your coat, simply put, is gorgeous.

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