Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Oversize Coat

Hi.. Hope everyone have a lovely day and a happy sewing 😊
Today, a new blog update is about my latest oversize coat based on Burdastyle pattern 08/2014. I finished this coat two weeks ago, wore it already and love how it turned out.
The coat is so cosy and roomy, kind of menswear style with deep lapels and inseam pockets, finished with two snap buttons and big buttons for decoration.

For the fabric, I used 3 yards of wool blend in greyish green and 3 yards of silk lining in greyish pink that I bought recently in my short trip to Bangkok. I still have a leftover fabric from both that is enough to make a pencil skirt or tote bag. In the final calculation, I think 2.5 yards is enough for petite figure 😊
Also, I am so glad that I chose lighter type of fabric, because apparently winter is not coming to our region. The coldest temperature was 12०C to 15०C and only came during two days, after that we are having 15-20-21०C. So, I will wear this coat more often.

The pattern details, you can find here in burdastyle.com - pattern store I chose size 72. Two things I changed from the original pattern, I didn't top stitch the inseam pockets and I made the back slit shorter (25 cm).

The sewing process was a little bit slow, I started in 26 December 2016 and finished in 10 January 2017. The picture below shows some of the process, started with coat bodice, sleeves and lining. The only tricky part was to work with the lapels as I never work with it before. The instruction from Burda is actually easy to follow.

Here is the closer look of the snap buttons and inseam pockets. I tried to top stitch the inseam pockets but I had to remove because I didn't like it.

For the coat lining, I did almost all by sewing machine and some little parts with hand sewing. I was a little bit confused with the instruction from Burda so, I follow the tutorial from Threads. Here is the link How to bag jacket lining. The back slit was much easier than I expected, I did it with both sewing machine and hand sewing.
Picture below is the wrong side/inner coat. Front - back and the slit.

And the right side of the coat, front - back and the slit.

And now, more pictures of the coat on me, front - back and side views. I found out that the pockets were little bit too low on me. I will move a little bit up a few centimetres next time I sew this type of coat again.
Also, as this coat made for tall women size 72, I think I should have made alterations on the coat bodice to make it shorter or just simply cut the hem. The coat is knee length in the model picture but far below knee on my petite figure.


That's it for today, I will be linking this coat in MAGAM facebook group for December garment with theme "December Dreaming". And will be sewing January garment after this, two basic t-shirts - Deer and Doe Plantain T-shirt for "January Sew New Start".

Thank you for reading!

Love,
Hana

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful work on your oversize coat!

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  2. Looks great your new coat! I like the color you chose!

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  3. You've done an awesome job again, Hana. I love the pink lining. Your jacket looks so beautiful even on the inside.

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  4. SO beautifully done! I love how it looks on you, and I don't think you took much time to complete it at all. Enjoy wearing it!

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa. I do enjoy wearing it :)

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  5. It looks great on you! I love your fabric choice and the lining:) Well done.

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    1. Thank you, Eli cat. Love the fabric too very much :)

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  6. This coat looks very professionally made! I like the idea of the snaps too. I'm sure you will get lots of wear from this garment.

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    1. Thank you, Lovenicky. I wore it so many times already :)

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  7. I love it - and the longer length looks fine as well. I think if you removed length, the lapels would look unbalanced and too long. It sits nicely, and that is the main thing with a garment like this. The type of wool you have used looks just right for this coat. And you would not need a heavy weight wool in your part of the world.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah Liz. I think to removed a little bit the length and shorten the lapels one day. I was thinking the same as you, the type of deep lapels coat can never look good with shorter length.

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  8. I made a coat just like this when they were very in-fashion back in the 80's Yours reminds me of that. I like the length as it is, it needs it for this style of coat. Very nicely done Hana

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    1. Thank you, Dawn. That's a great memories :)

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  9. Your sewing skills really shine through in this impeccably made coat! I am going to use your idea of covering snaps with buttons in the Burda jacket I am working on. Great idea! And saved the Threads tutorial to look at later. Always appreciate the resources and ideas you share. Back to this coat..... it is gorgeous and I think it looks fantastic on you! The length looks very on-trend to me. :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I am looking forward to see your Burda jacket :)

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  10. Love the way your styled it -- with those boots. Very pretty.

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  11. Oh my! You did a beautiful job on this coat. You should have it for many years.

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