Round Shoulder Coat — Post #1

A few weeks ago, I attended a a very enjoyable gathering at the McCall Patterns offices. The main attraction (for me) was the opportunity to see the sample garments for their fall pattern collection. I fell hard for Vogue 1419, which I had already ordered. It went straight to the top of my sewing list.

I like to do the nitpicky parts of a project first, while I still have energy for them. Reading the pattern directions, it looks like I can do the front closure pretty near first thing, so that’s what I’m doing.

Following is my method. I’m pretty sure it’s different from what the pattern tells you to do, but, well, it’s my coat.

Here's a detail of the front closure on the sample coat, from the McCall Patterns Pinterest page

Here’s a detail of the front closure on the sample coat, from the McCall Patterns Pinterest page

Take a rectangle of contrast fabric.  Stitch it to the front along the stitching lines.

Take a rectangle of contrast fabric. Stitch it to the front along the stitching lines.

Press the short ends .

Press the short ends .

Trim

Trim

slash to the stitching line

slash to the stitching line

press long edges

press long edges

flip the long edges to wrong side.  Open them out and press.

flip the long edges to wrong side. Open them out and press.

trim

trim

fold raw edges under

fold raw edges under

slipstitch

slipstitch

get out your embroidery floss.  I used 2 strands: one of black and one of brown.

get out your embroidery floss. I used 2 strands: one of black and one of brown.

Buttonhole stitch

Buttonhole stitch

bar tack

bar tack

buttonhole stitch over bartack

buttonhole stitch over bartack

finished front

finished right side

Finished wrong side

Finished wrong side

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5 Comments

  1. Posted August 27, 2014 at 8:16 am | Permalink | Reply

    looks pretty good :)i wish i could do that xxx
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  2. Posted August 27, 2014 at 9:54 am | Permalink | Reply

    Ooooh – I am SO excited to see you sew this up. It was GORGEOUS in person!

  3. Posted August 27, 2014 at 3:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    That looks like some pretty difficult work but it turned out amazing! I have always wanted to learn how to make those kind of military buttons and I think with some practice I’ll be able to do it! Thanks for the picture by picture how to!

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  4. Posted September 7, 2014 at 3:01 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Really nice…you are extremely patient to go to so much detail. Nice that they have all the detailed instructions in the pattern directions.

  5. Posted September 17, 2014 at 10:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Wow! Where have you been hiding? You have great taste and skill!

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  1. By The Great Unveiling « Rolling in Cloth on September 6, 2014 at 1:08 am

    […] There are a couple more blog posts about this project. Click here for some info on how I did the fabric; Click here for some info on how I did the buttonholes. […]

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