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Friday, January 19, 2018

My Image M1766 Coat


Hello fellow sewists,
I made a new coat and this is my first post of the year after a long absence. But before I write more, I want to wish you a Happy New Year, may 2018 be filled with happiness, love, health, prosperity and many sewing time to come.

I have been sewing and knitting lately but no blog post, I was thinking to make one post about all my makes but then I gave up due busy time. But you can see all the photos on my Instagram if you are interested.
About the coat, this garment is my entry for #magamsewalong January with the theme "Join In". To fit on the theme, I decided to make a garment that I really need at the moment and using stash fabric instead of buy the new one. But unluckily I don't have matching colour silk for the lining. I have black, three different blues, grey and white but no purple 😥 So I went to buy 4 yards of deep purple silk in the local shop that's enough to make two garments.



The main fabric of this coat is 2 yards of very deep purple colour wool from stash that I bought on sale some years back. As my fabric isn't enough to make a long coat, I decided to make whatever length can be for 2 yards fabric and it goes until below my hips. Which I think suits me better than the long one.
Other than the fabrics, I also needed thread, fusible interfacing, wooden buttons and snap buttons that they are all from stash.

Pattern I used: My Image Sewing Pattern Magazine #15 - M1766 Coat size 36. I was a little bit confused with the pattern detail, picture shows the coat has patch pockets but the pattern came with inseam pockets. You can see picture below but anyway, I decided to sew welt pockets 😁

The sewing process was enjoyable and the instructions from the magazine was easy to follow. Besides shorten the length, I changed the pockets as I mentioned above and changed the buttonholes to snap buttons with wooden buttons as decoration. I like the result and they are more practical.
About the welt pockets, I was searching so many tutorials on Pinterest and found such an easy to follow with step by step pictures from See Kate Sew and these are few details of my process...

I used so many pins on sewing the sleeve, I usually baste with hand before sewing but I wanted to try pin and love how fast was the process compare with basting. The sleeve and hem also done by sewing machine with a little hand sewing in the hole where I pull the hem in and out.

After all, I like the final coat and will use this pattern again when I want to make another coat or even better I would like to modify the style. 
I mentioned in my IG in the beginning of the month that I wanted to make a muslin first before the real coat but I gave up. I just measured the pattern and calculated according to my previous pattern fitting. Also added 1 cm bigger seam, sleeve and hem allowances for easy but in the end I have to trim it to the original allowances.
The only one thing I want to reduce is the shoulder length, I think it is 1.5 cm longer than my liking. But anyway, I don't want to add dart or redo the coat. I will be okay with it.






I was wearing my new coat with Plantain Deer and Doe t-shirt in grey and latest jeans in black pattern modified from Burdastyle straight pants 10/2013.

That's it for today post and hope I will be back to my routine to write a blog post at least once a month. Also, my special thank you to Sarah Liz Sew Style for organising this monthly challenge - magamsewalong again this year and all of you my sewing friends in both Blogger and Instagram for your comment, company and support 💗💗

Happy Sewing!

Love,

26 comments:

  1. Dear Hana!
    Your Outfit is very beautiful. Pants, shirt and coat, all looks very great!
    Have a nice weekend!
    LG Carolin

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  2. Hana, your coat is just beautiful. So beautifully made. I'm glad you did the welt pockets too as I prefer them to inseam or patch pockets.

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    1. Hi Diane, thank you. I love welt pocket too ❤

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  3. I love your coat, it is gorgeous! I have an old My Image magazine, but have rarely used it. I may need to check it out again. It is good to see you back!

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    1. Thank you Vanessa, this is the only magazine from my image that I had. I hope to find more in the future ❤

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  4. Very nice coat and I LOVE the lining!

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  5. What a lovely coat, the color looks great on you :)

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  6. This is really great, Hana. Even the lining you used is just perfect and goes so well with the outer garment. You look beautiful and it's great to have you back. Happy new year to you as well.

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    1. Thank you Olivia, I missed so many blog posts from fellow sewists lately, hope to catch up with everyone ❤

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  7. Beautiful coat Hana! Clearly well-made with your attention to detail. Love the welt pockets and you look so pretty in this deep rich color. :)

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    1. Thank you sweet Lisa, so happy with the final reasult of welt pockets ❤

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  8. Beautiful coat Hana. Love the rich colour and the luxurious lining.

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  9. Hana -- I love this color on you. Great detail.

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  10. I love the color of your coat and the lining is beautiful.

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  11. I am finally catching up with your blog post...been so busy with helping John with the Practice and working long hours. Your coat turned out beautifully - just the nicest colour and shape - and perfect length. I like this sort of length because it is so versatile to wear. The shoulders are fine - dropped shoulders are very fashionable at the moment, so they will look very fashionable.

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    1. Thank you Sarah Liz, I like this coat as it is. Hopefully your works problems will solved soon and you have time to sew. Hugs xoxo

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  12. I love everything about this coat: the colour, the luxe lining and you wearing it! Perfect for the winter.

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