sew + tell: camelia’s lisette B6423 coat

Camelia is a big fan of sewing coats and she’s so talented at it. She stopped by a couple of months ago to share her Lisette B6385 coat. She’s here now to give us the scoop on her newest Lisette coat.

Lisette for Butterick B6423 coat

Name: Camelia

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Project details
Link to your project: Wool coat Butterick Lisette #B6423
Pattern used: Lisette for Butterick B6423
Fabric used: A beautiful blue wool and a border print crepe backed satin for the lining. This satin was actually too nice to be hidden but I knew that I was making a design I love so no regrets.

Did the fabric work well?

I think the good answer is: almost. While I love this fabric, color, weight and everything, I do think that for this coat it was just a bit too thick for the back pleat.

Lisette for Butterick B6423

How did the sewing go?

I knew that the style was boxy, but after making the muslin in size medium I just had the feeling that the coat will be too big so I decided to make a size Small for the upper part and blending to Medium from waist down. The instructions where great, with illustrations and everything, but because I don’t like to waste time when I am sewing, I changed the order of construction a little bit to be able to sew the lining completely on the sewing machine. For pressing I used my iron on the wool stand, a lot of steam, a piece of silk organza as a pressing cloth and a clapper. I am really happy that I did not get any marks on my seams.

Lisette for Butterick B6423

What was the best part?

The best part is that I used two fabrics I love in a design that I really enjoy wearing. It was a really easy to sew pattern, I just can’t resist a pattern with interesting design elements. I am going to make this coat again, in a lighter fabric, for the spring.

If you enjoyed this post you’ll want to see Liesl’s introduction to the B6423 coat where she offers lots of inspiration.


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  1. So gorgeous!

  2. Lyn

    what a lovely coat and great pattern. would it be difficult to mod this to have it button higher? make the collar less wide? I really love the style but top of the chest (and kidney area) are my cold spots and I like the option to button up. tia

  3. Vernagrace

    Gorgeous coat and you make the best coat patterns, I’ve bought the last one, and I want this one too!

  4. Sarah Helene

    Lovely indeed — stylish, beautiful! BRAVO, you’ve sewn a “couture” coat!

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