Spring coat

At the very start of this year I added to Karen’s 2013 Sewlutions Jar…  I Blogless Anna, will sew a jacket and/or coat with a lining in 2013.  

I will confess that when making my Sewlution, I had a jacket/coat for myself in mind, but sometimes you just have to go with the flow…

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I have to say this jacket is all about love…

  • I LOVE the pattern
  • I LOVE the fabric
  • I LOVE the vintage buttons; and
  • I LOVE seeing my girls (yes, it fits them both!) wearing it

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The All Seasons Coat by You Sew Girl has just been sent to the printers (available at stockists very soon or pre-order from Stitch 56) and I think it’s a ripper!  The pattern has several variations – a collar or hood, belted or not.  I was a pattern tester and, due to fabric restrictions, I went with the collared version sans the belt.

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I can see myself making this pattern over and over again!  There will definitely be a wool version or two for next winter and if I can find the perfect waterproof fabric, a raincoat is not out of the question!  I think this version makes a perfect Spring coat and to tell you the truth, I want one for myself too!

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The fabric is a cotton sateen from Tessuti’s remnant table (score!) and I used every bit of the 1.3 metres on offer.  The fabric was purchased with this specific project in mind, which is lucky as otherwise I would have admired it and left it for someone else to purchase and enjoy!  The spotty lining is a cotton poplin from the stash.

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How ace are those buttons?  The very helpful Kate at Buttonmania and I rummaged though several boxes of green buttons before we came up with these vintage ones.  To prove their age, the buttons came with grime!  The buttons on the pockets and sleeve tabs are a slightly smaller size than the ones down the front.  I enjoy details like these.

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My sewlution for 2013 is complete with several months to spare!  I wonder how many more jackets I’ll sew in 2013?

Pattern:  All Seasons Coat by You Sew Girl
Size:  Size 4
Fabric:  1.3m cotton sateen remnant from Tessuti
Alterations:  None

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