Coat St-Germain – Ottobre

Or a touch of spring in autumn.

I made this coat for the sewing challenge #8 of the French Ottobre addicts.

Pattern

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.

Pattern Sizing:
98-128cm
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?
Absolutely !

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.

Fabric


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.

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Manteau St Germain Ottobre Design

Coat St Germain Ottobre Design

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Milleraies vert tendre et doublure alexander henry "Calico Cat"

Spring green baby cord and "Calico Cat" lining

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Buttons chosen by DD

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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.

 

Conclusion

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 !

 

Photos

Front closed

Turn around for the picture of the lining chérie !

Here it's better this way !

Pocket detail

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detail

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pocket detail

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In a tree oO

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Calico Cat lining

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