Or a touch of spring in autumn.
I made this coat for the sewing challenge #8 of the French Ottobre addicts.
This pattern is from the Ottobre magazine issue 04/2010.
I’ts a Trench coat in fine cords. The body is lined with cotton, sleeves with viscose.
The coat has a classic collar with lapels, welt pockets, double-breasted button closure and an inverted pleat on the back.
I used the size 128 for my daughter who is 127cm high and the sizing is perfect.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
They are not illustrated (except for the pocket part) so I guess it would give absolute beginners trouble. But otherwise they’re ok.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the pockets and the inverted pleat on the back.
But I’m really not fond of the lining not being attached to the coat at the bottom.
Main : “spring” green Baby corduroy
Lining : Printed cotton “calico cat” by Alexander Henry for the body and regular lining for the sleeves.
The buttons were chosen after many hesitations by DD. She picked covered buttons. I used the lining fabric to make them.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None, except adding interfacing under the buttonholes.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I won’t sew it again for my daughter (She is growing ! ). I would recommend it.
I love the classic look that the lapels give, love the pockets and inverted pleat, overall I thought that it was a very nicely designed coat !