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.