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Lisette B6244 Coat Sew Along

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    sanitystitches @sanitystitches

    Posted this in the wrong spot before. . .

    Soooo. . . . it is going to take me longer than 3 days. I had a heck of a time flat felling the shoulders/neck – but I finally succeeded. Definitely baste first (and if you can stand it, use a different, easy to see, thread color so it is easier to remove later). I still have to attach the sleeves and hem. I got pretty excited when I tried on the main body of the coat though!! The closest fabric store to me is a Joann’s and they didn’t have any wool coating so I had to order online. I am using a light grey wool melton which will match a huge chunk of my wardrobe. My sewing machine is handling this fabric surprisingly well! I hope everyone else is progressing well also

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    Marylynn @artscience

    I have sewn up a quick muslin.

    I am on the petite size. If I want to take the length up an inch or two, am I better off doing so at the lengthen/shorten line? My initial marking on my muslin would seem to indicate that is the case.

    I have a lovely Italian Merino wool double face knit and really want to have the bugs worked out before I cut my fabric.

    Thank you.

    Marylynn

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    sanitystitches @sanitystitches

    I think the wool melton I used is a TINY bit too stiff but I am still happy with it.

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    sanitystitches @sanitystitches

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    Cat @Cathbe

    Thank you so much, Liesl. This is fantastic. I originally got the pattern for the dress but I happened to have one of the amazing wools you suggested (the Carolina Herrera salmon-beige-orangeish color – it is very unusual color). So I really want to try the coat (it is cold in NYC!) and am happy you are doing a sew-along. But I am a few steps behind your starting point. I am not quite sure I understand the layout of the pattern for the 20w-22w-24w size. It is in two pieces. I just reread the directions but want to be clear. So you cut the piece on the fold first and then lay out the two pieces of piece 1 on the right side?

    Thank you!

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    Cat @Cathbe

    @sanitystitches Congratulations! Wonderful job! First one done or at least posted! What a pretty color.

    p.s. and good tip re: using a different basting color thread. Thank you!!

    Cat

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    Sorry to hear that that seaming went so slowly, @sanitystitches. I pressed mine and then sort of fiddled with the fabric as I sewed, so I didn’t need to baste. But different fabrics may respond differently, too. And your finished coat looks terrific!

    @artscience, definitely shorten and the shorten line. Anything else will give you a different result for the width and drape at the hem.

    @cathbe, I’m afraid I don’t have a copy of that size pattern with me. If you post a photo I may be able to help?

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    dubhels2003 @dubhels2003

    So, before I get cracking, is this what a flat felled seam should look like from the outside? I’ve never done one before! This is not ironed and seam allowances weren’t measured, just having a test! Thank you.

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    sanitystitches @sanitystitches

    I got so many compliments when I wore my coat to work – from other teachers AND from students so its appeal crosses generational lines! I just got some wool/cashmere fabric from Mood (by mail) and it is so lovely I might cry a little. I am planning to make another in the next week or two.

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    Annette @mychurchdoll

    I made this in felted black wool(plaid) for my DIL to wear in Paris next week. She loves it.
    I used a decorative serger stitch on the outside edge all around, and am very happy with it. I think this piece would have been too thick if turned on the edge.

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    That sounds like a fantastic solution, @mychurchdoll! I was also thinking that a bias binding could be really pretty and simple for a very thick fabric that won’t cooperate with hemming.

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    sanitystitches @sanitystitches

    I think it went a little slowly for me because I was timid with the iron. This was my first project with wool and I was was afraid to be too heavy handed with the heat. I was more confident by the time I got to the hemming and that part went very well. If you are thinking about giving this pattern a try, I highly recommend it. EVERY time I wear this oat someone raves about it. It is also super cozy.

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    Annette @mychurchdoll

    The Lisette B6244 coat went to Paris this past week on my DIL. It suited her for the plane travel as well as the late October temperature in Paris.
    I can’t wait to try another one.
    Hoping the photo attached this time.

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    Ah, that makes me so happy, @mychurchdoll! I’m headed to Paris in a few weeks–maybe I’ll get to wear mine, too! It’s been too warm here to wear it so far. Can’t wait to see photos, everyone! xo

    And @sanitystitches, I completely understand the fear of heat with wool. I’ve found that the wool setting on the iron is absolutely perfect, and if you use lots of steam it helps a ton. For next time, that is…

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    Annette @mychurchdoll

    Paris!

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