Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lady Grey Coat

For the first time in quite a while, I managed to finish a seasonal garment before the season! What a brilliant idea! This year, when fall rolls around I will have one spectacular velvet Lady Grey coat waiting for me. This pattern was surprisingly easy to put together and makes a spectacular coat.

There is a lot of top-stitching on this coat that I think really gives it a quality finished look. Of course there is a lot of pressure with that much top-stitching to be perfectly straight! I used by #10 Bernina edgestitch foot though, so I didn't have much of a problem.

To hem the coat and lining I ended up using bias tape, there was so much flounce to the lining and heft from the velvet of the outer shell that I couldn't get a good hem going. Thank god for the old bias tape method!

Next time I make it I'm going to lengthen the skirt part to just above the knee. I tried a similar style of coat on at Anthropologie last week and really liked the length. Has anyone else made this coat and has pictures they would like to share?


Jen O said...

Happy Birthday, and I have to say that your samples for the fashion show look great!
Gertie at "New Blog for Better Sewing" did a sew along for this coat pattern that was interesting to follow. Here is the pattern designer's interview:

Patchwork Architect said...

Way to go girl! and great use of the foot arsenal, #10 is one of my personal favorites!

betsy and emily said...

Thanks Jen! I remember when Gertie did that sew-a-long. I wanted to do it, but didn't get a chance. I'm going to check out that interview.

Thanks James, You know I can't live without that #10...