Saturday sewing
Burda 9501 is finished

A coat for Adelaide

We will be having a white Christmas this year.

Coat fabric

In just one month we are headed to Europe with the children. It has inspired a little sewing for Adelaide.  She will need a new coat.  I couldn't resist this heavenly cashmere/wool/alpaca fabric in a very pretty nut brown.

So then I had to find the perfect fabric with which to line it. That is what the fine spot fabric is for.  The Liberty will be used for a shirt.

I decided to play around with a new coat pattern.  I'm using Burda 9501.

Burda 9501 coat pattern
This is a lovely pattern to use.  The coat has a slim silhouette with a pretty pleat detail in the back.  I made one in navy cashmere (leftover from Townmouse production) to trial the pattern.  The fit was great, but I'm going to tweak the collar and raise the placement of the pockets slightly.

There was no difference between the upper and under collar pattern pieces, which meant the collar didn't roll and sit the way I like.  I will be increasing the size of the upper collar piece this time around so it sits a little better.  I would recommend this pattern though.  It's quite challenging but the instructions are clear. 

I'll post pics once it's complete.  Navy is always hard to photograph.

Comments

Heidi

gorgeous fabric choices Kris, it will make a beautiful coat for Adelaide. I'm not nearly as good a sewer as you (far, far from it!), but I do think Burda make the hardest patterns to use, but are subsequently the ones that work out the best as well. Looking forward to seeing the end result (and how lucky are you to have a white Christmas - am guessing lots of skiing will be involved). xx

Sally

Beautiful Kristine - how excited you must be about your holiday and a white Christmas to boot!
Can't wait to see the finished product. Could I ask where you purchased the fabrics for you Ocean Waves quilt? I have a media room that needs a soft touch yet not to girlie the room by using greys - yours looks wonderful xxx

Engracia

I love the fabrics & an't wait to see the finished coat, it will be gorgeous. How wonderful a white Christmas for your family, we hope to do that next Christmas in France, Val D'Isere. I hope you share some photos of your travels.
Cheers
Engracia

Ana Sofia

Gorgeous fabric selection (as usual)! Adelaide's new winter coat will be so perfect for a white Christmas and that Liberty print is a match made in heaven. I can't wait to see the final outfit (Burda patterns were the ones my mother used to sew from when we were young - not the best instructions or design, but the outcomes are usually outstanding).

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