sew + tell: camelia’s lisette B6385 coat

The Lisette for Butterick B6385 coat pattern came out in August. And there have already been a couple of finished coats popping up here and there, including a lovely one by Camelia who lives in the Netherlands. She’s here to tell you all about the one she sewed.

Lisette for Butterick B6385

Name:
Camelia

Where can we find you on the internet?
Blog, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr

Project details
Link to your project: Coat Butterick B6385
Pattern used: Lisette for Butterick B6385
Fabric used: cashmere wool blend

Did the fabric work well?

I always wanted a camel color coat. The fabric was amazing to work with and in combination with this pattern was great to show all those seams.

Lisette for Butterick B6385 Coat

How did the sewing go?

I love making coats so I have a few things that I do without instructions; interfacing the entire front of the coat and the facing, interfacing the hems, staying the curves and adding good support on my sleeve head. I had to experiment a little with finding the good combination of thread and tension for topstitching. I love topstitching and this pattern was like candy for me. All the pieces are going so nice together that when the fitting is done and all the pre-work, the actual construction was really fast.

Lisette for Butterick B6385 Coat

What was the best part?

I had two reasons to buy this pattern, the design lines and the fact that it comes with cup sizing. I thought that will make it very easy to fit, and it did. I love when a project goes like this. Now I can enjoy a coat I dreamed of.

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3 Comments

  1. This is gorgeous!

  2. absolutely beautiful! I purchased the pattern right away, I had been looking around for a pattern like this for months! Thank you!!

  3. Nikki

    Thank for for sharing your experience with this pattern, I just ordered mine and looking forward to start my project

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