11.11.13

A coat for hubby

Hey everyone, I trust all is well even in the midst of life's ups and downs. It has been a while since my last post as I've been quite busy with school. I mentioned earlier that I would be making some coats for a trip for my husband and myself to the UK and I'm finally able to blog about it.


For my husband's coat I made a double breasted coat using Vogue pattern V8940 View B (short). It is one of the new patterns of 2013. It's described as semi-fitted, lined jacket with collar, collar band, shoulder pads, back yoke, forward shoulder seams, side panels, back vent, two-piece sleeves.

It took me quite some time to get it done because I did it with all the special features; only the best for my hubby! I didn't give my coat as much time and effort so mine is not as high quality as his.

Concerning the fabric, it's a mini houndstooth that I got it online at Fabricmart at quite a good price. It's a wool blend of medium weight. 

I completely interlined the coat. I found the fabric to be not as firm as I would have liked and after thorough research I learnt that an interlined coat looks much better as it has more body. I attached the fleece interlining by catch stitching the pieces unto the fashion fabric. This process took such a long time to do but I am quite happy with the result. I used interfacing on some of the pieces like the collar, back yoke and the front facing. For this I used horse hair canvas. Below are a few photos of the construction. 




Below are some photos of the coat while out and about in the UK. Unfortunately Kevin did not wear the coat often because it kept him too warm. I do hope that we will have some other opportunity so he can wear it again in true winter weather. 

I must admit that I quite like the pattern and it was not too difficult to follow through with the instructions. I had about 40 pattern pieces to work with so I'm glad I completed it sucesfully.  

The good news is hubby likes his coat very much and finds it quite comfortable to move around in. It is a slim fit sort of pattern so those interested in making such a coat should make adjustments for this if necessary. 










I hope you enjoy the readFeel free to ask me anything about the construction. Thanks for reading. God bless!

10 comments:

  1. You have done a great job on the coat, congratulations! And the last picture is very sweet :)

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  2. Thanks so much Hana! :) blushing!

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  3. Your hubby is one lucky man - he has a talented, skillful and generous wife. The coat turned out great. And the two of you both look amazing.

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    1. He sure is :) Thanks so much for your lovely comment Stepalica. I'm quite thrilled to be called talented by you!

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  4. WOW! Amazing coat! I am super impressed, and he looks like he loves it! I might have to check this pattern out - I've got a slim hubs too ;)

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    1. Thanks Sally. It's a great pattern! I think you should give it a try. My hubby is small framed but not too slim, lol. I had to add about 2 inches extra to the waistline to accommodate for the tummy that people say I've given him :)

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  5. You are such a sweet person and it is always a breathe of fresh air to see you on Burdastyle. You have done a fantastic job on the coat and I wish you all the best sewing and may God bless you and your family too.

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    1. Awwww....thanks so very much! God bless you and yours as well!

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