The Great Unveiling

CRR-Coat-1006

Tadaa! My goal with this project was to make a coat that is as close as possible to the sample coat on which the pattern is based. I think I did all right. The pattern I used was Vogue 1419, and I saw the sample on a visit to Vogue’s offices for a blogger event.

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.

Now it just needs to get colder!

CRR-Coat-0991

CRR-Coat-1000

Front

Front

back.  I love the shape of the nipped-in waist and the flared skirt

back. I love the shape of the nipped-in waist and the flared skirt

button detail

button detail

Inside view of the buttonholes

Inside view of the buttonholes

Side view.  I love the curved seams.

Side view. I love the curved seams.

back belt detail

back belt detail

welt pocket

welt pocket

inside

inside

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24 Comments

  1. Anke
    Posted September 6, 2014 at 2:26 am | Permalink | Reply

    Amazing! Did you do any fitting or did you went straight ahead with one size? And I am wondering how you managed to sew those curved arm seams on a normal household sewing machine. The coat looks terrific on you!

    • Posted September 6, 2014 at 9:07 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! The curved seams were not too difficult, except that the coat was almost finished at that point, so I had to wrestle with a lot of heavy fabric

      I sewed a straight-up size 10. My measurements would indicate that I’m a size 12 in Vogue Patterns, but normally I go down a size to get a fit that I prefer. There’s some room in the pattern draft for fitting at the waist, but you would need to be extremely skilled to change the fit at the bust.

  2. Posted September 6, 2014 at 3:56 am | Permalink | Reply

    Love the collar and the sleeves. That is a good shape on you! The binding must have taken ages.

    • Posted September 6, 2014 at 9:09 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! The binding was not bad. The light colored binding was left over from another project (my evening dress). Unfortunately, I ran out of the light colored binding, so I had to cut some black binding as well.

  3. Posted September 6, 2014 at 4:49 am | Permalink | Reply

    This coat does have a great shape, skirt & sleeves. Well done!

  4. Posted September 6, 2014 at 5:36 am | Permalink | Reply

    Truly amazing!!!! I also ordered V1419, plan on sewing it for fall. Your work is exquisite as always!

  5. 181261mns
    Posted September 6, 2014 at 5:58 am | Permalink | Reply

    The coat is perfectly fitted. Great style on you.
    The details are amazing. Bravo !

  6. Posted September 6, 2014 at 8:19 am | Permalink | Reply

    Amazing, as per usual!
    You must show Meg at McCall’s.

  7. Kristin P
    Posted September 6, 2014 at 9:54 am | Permalink | Reply

    This coat is a stunner! I looked at this pattern when it was first released and didn’t think twice about it, but your version really brings forth all the exquisite details, the interesting seaming, and the lovely fit. You must have enjoyed this project, as it seems that you finished it so quickly! You look amazing in this coat, and I hope you enjoy wearing it this fall!

  8. Carolyn
    Posted September 6, 2014 at 10:19 am | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome job my friend! This coat is so you!

  9. Posted September 6, 2014 at 10:53 am | Permalink | Reply

    Amazing!!!!! I can’t believe how fast you finished this! What a work of art!

  10. Posted September 6, 2014 at 2:58 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Gosh, I love it! Soo stylish

  11. Posted September 6, 2014 at 8:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Stunning coat and the curves of it all are beautiful on you. I was wondering if you did the bullions on the buttonholes. I’m off to check out your tute. Fabulous work as always.

    • Posted September 6, 2014 at 9:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Of course I did the bullions on the buttonholes! Don’t be silly.

  12. Posted September 7, 2014 at 6:30 am | Permalink | Reply

    Such a gorgeous shape. I love the sleeves and the back view is beautiful. A great coat, you should be so pleased.

  13. Elizabeth
    Posted September 7, 2014 at 8:41 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Gorgeous coat. Gorgeous work. Love the coat.

  14. Paloverde
    Posted September 7, 2014 at 11:46 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love how this project turned out. Kudos! I’ve also been following along on your blog since I am in the middle of making a muslin for this coat. I wonder: Do you think it would work to use fusible hair canvas (from Pam at Fashion Sewing Supply) and apply it to the outer fabric, then use another fabric as an underlining to hide the hair canvas? I’m slightly hesitant to try to bond outer to inner fabric with the fusible bond. Thanks for all your posts. They’re very helpful.

    • Posted September 8, 2014 at 8:42 am | Permalink | Reply

      Obviously, you can do whatever you like, but I don’t think underlining is a good idea, unless the underlining is attached somehow to the shell fabric (quilting perhaps?). There are no facings on this coat anywhere. The edges are folded over 1/4″ and topstitched. If your underlining sags even the slightest little bit, it will peek out the edges. If it is tight enough to not sag, it would probably pull at the outer fabric in a strange way. I really think bonded fabric is the way to go with this coat, although it might work with a thick, stiff wool (like a melton).

      • Paloverde
        Posted September 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

        Thanks! That’s really helpful to know. I think I will experiment with bonding then. I’m using a heavy gabardine but I’d like to color block it with a somewhat lighter suitweight gabardine which certainly isn’t as stiff. Experimentation here I come.

  15. The McCall Pattern Company
    Posted September 8, 2014 at 9:09 am | Permalink | Reply

    Claudine, nice work! Ralph Rucci would be pleased.

  16. Posted September 8, 2014 at 10:15 am | Permalink | Reply

    Lovely! And the inside of the coat is pretty, too!

  17. Posted September 12, 2014 at 3:53 am | Permalink | Reply

    As usual, stunning!

  18. Bernice
    Posted September 26, 2014 at 1:38 am | Permalink | Reply

    Fantastic coat! What a beautiful job. Very inspiring.

  19. Posted October 9, 2014 at 10:38 am | Permalink | Reply

    So adorable and chic!!!

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