Sunday, November 8, 2015

Light Pink Coat Part 2

Hello everyone,
Finally I finished my three quarter coat and here I am wearing it but only to take pictures :) The weather is still hot outside and hope will getting cooler soon so I can wear my new coat.


I promised that I am going to show all my sewing process and in case you are missing the previous process, here is a link the part 1
After I have done the coat body and pockets, I sew the coat lining. I sew front trim to the front lining right sides together and sew the neck trim to the back lining right sides together. Press both pieces with iron. As shown in the pictures below,


After I had the lining pieces, I pin and sew the front to the back at the shoulder right sides together. Press with iron.

I attached the sleeve to the body right sides together. And then sew the side of the lining from the end of the sleeve down to the hemline. I did that for both sides. Here is the result,

After the coat lining done, I attached the lining to the body right sides together. And I found out that the lining was too tight for the body. Well, I made a mistake! I reduced both sides of the lining twice, so instead of reduced 5 cm I reduced 10 cm. Quick decision, I removed the sewing/thread at the sides of the lining body. Then I cut a strip of the fabric in the shape of long triangle and sew it to the edge of front and back lining. As shown in the pictures below and I did the same for the other side


I pin and sew the body and the lining right sides together, clip around the neck area and center front.

After that, I turned the coat inside out and work on the hem. I laid flat and pinned the coat 20 cm above the hem. Basting the hem 1.5 cm, as shown in the picture below in dark colour thread

Then I folded the hem 5 cm and pin along the hemline

After that, I hand sewn the hem allowance. I stitched very carefully the fashion fabric and  the lining together and made sure the thread don't catch the outer fabric.

After I have done the hand sewn, I removed the basting and press the hem with iron. Here is the result,

I did the same for the sleeve hem with 4 cm sleeve allowance. Then I did the last work, sew the snap fasteners and buttons. I decided to sew the buttons because my fabric was gaping between the snaps. Done!

Here are the finished coat, front and back views with the details 





And here are the closer look of the lining and the snap fasteners


And finally, more pictures of me wearing it. Front - back and inner views



Coat details:
Pattern: Burdastyle Three Quarter Coat 08/2014 # 102 size 36 with adjustment
Fabrics: 2.5 yards of rayon viscose crepe in light pink and 2 yards of brocade fabric in light cream

I think is enough for my today post, happy sewing and wish you all a lovely Sunday :)

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26 comments:

  1. Your coat is really very pretty, Hana. And I love all your beautiful hand stiching. I've never basted the hem of any coat or jacket before hand sewing it but your seam line is so perfect, I'll be sure to try it next time. I've also experienced gaping between buttons - it's so anmnoying.

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    1. Thank you, Kathrin. Basting is great but it takes time, I am sure you will love the result after you try it. Gaping between buttons is truly annoying and I think my problem here is the fabric choice.

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  2. Oh Hana your coat has turned out lovely. And that lining is to die for! I love the style with the 3/4 sleeves too, it suits you very well :) x

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    1. Thank you, Dawn :) I supposed to sew the lining with sewing machine but my mood went to hand sewn :)

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  3. Sooooo very pretty Hana! The silhouette is lovely on you...not overwhelming your petite self in the least! And the pockets...almost invisible.

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    1. Thank you for a lovely comment, Sue. So glad that the coat and the pockets are not overwhelming my petite but to be honest I am still not use for this kind of style :)

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  4. Beautiful and the pink looks so pretty on you.. Now ..lets just pray that cooler weather comes your way soon, so you can wear it.ha
    Happy sewing.

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    1. Thank you, Judy. I am praying but I think I should wait a little longer :) :)

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  5. That's a wonderful coat! You look beautiful!
    LG Carolin

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  6. Beautiful work, Hana and a clever save with the lining, too. Your coat is lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. You can not imagine my face that day when I found out I reduced the lining twice. Hope will never happen again.

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  7. Beautiful coat, I really like the colour and I think it looks adorable on you!
    Thanks for sharing the process!

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    1. Thank you, Katharina. Sharing sewing process makes me happy :)

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  8. It looks very nice and neat. I like the way you've styled it.

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    1. You did a beautiful job on the coat and it looks great on you. Your sewing and pressing is perfect. May I ask what kind of machine you have?

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    2. Thank you Dodo. My sewing machine is Janome and my iron is Panasonic NI-S55OTS, it has good steam but I always use water spray bottle :)

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  9. This has turned out perfect Hana, and suits you beautifully.

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  10. Amazing post! You have a wonderful blog:)
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  11. I'm late with my comment. The coat is so pretty - beautifully finished inside and out - and a lovely lining as well. Couture class :). Looks so nice with the black jumper and tights. And you are ready for the cooler weather, when it comes.

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    1. Thank you for a lovely compliment, Sarah Liz. The weather is going down slowly and hope I can wear my new coat soon :)

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