This coat pattern has all the elements of a classic tailored coat which means it can be worn anywhere and with anything, casual or dressy. It is quite a challenge to sew but if taken one step at a time very, very rewarding when finished. Good instructions and sizing spot on for me as usual from WBM patterns.
I've been looking for a simple, classic coat for sometime & having made other Wardrobe by Me patterns (Curvy Akinori, Farfar cardi, Curvy Haute trousers) I felt sure it would work if only I could grade up to an 18 successfully. I was not disappointed and along the way I learned some new-to-me techniques! Thanks Christina!
This coat was a fun challenge to make.
Thanks to the detailed explanations and drawings that Christina gave, everything was very clear!
The jacket is fully lined and by using a special lining you can provide additional detail on your jacket.
I now have a beauty of a coat and I'll wear him a lot. Really worth it!
This was so rewarding to sew, I loved seeing my coat come more and more together with every step! Wonderful pattern and a great fitting garment! I specially loved the shapes of the interfacing pieces :)
I'm an intermediate sewist, so this pattern was a challenge for me, but going through the pattern and instructions was completely worth the results. The instructions took me a few times to read and understand what it was saying along with the drawings that went with each instruction, so that was a bit of a downfall. However, I learned new techniques like inserting the lining the traditional method, how to do a lapel and collar, and one new hand sewing stitch (I already knew the other) which is always a positive.