Plans for the Great Coat Sew-Along

I’m participating in the sew-along over at The Great Coat Sew-Along, and I’ve chosen to make view B from McCall’s 5525. I’m a little apprehensive since this is the first time I’ve ever tackled a project this complex, so it will be quite the experience! I figured this would be a great coat for fall, and with the 3/4 sleeves, it would look smashing with some elbow length leather gloves.The pattern calls for lightweight cotton and cotton blends, even raincoat material, but I guess that I’d be able to use some wool gabaridne since it’s supposed to be a lightweight coat.

Any input about the fabric would be great, whether or not to go with something else. Ideally I’d like to make it in wool or something of the same variety.


1 Comment

  1. May 30, 2008 / 3:08 am

    I know the project is closed to new people, so I may have to follow your progress, since I bought this pattern and (the fabric for a spring trench), but haven’t gotten farther than cutting the paper pattern out! I think a light wool is a great choice. This pattern got so many great reviews at PR, you can’t go wrong!

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