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Friday, March 23, 2007

FO:Burda WOF 9/2006 # 126 Wool Coat

Project Details

Pattern:Burda WOF 9/2006 Style #126 A

Description:Knee nipping coat , fitted and tailored true to style , with flared hemline wide notched collar and revers/lapel.Giant non functional buttons and covered snap closure.
Fabric: Blue wool/cashmere felted boucle
Lining: Twill satin

Reasonabley easy to put together coat.Great pattern for small yardages.I used 2.5 metres to get a 104cm length coat.
Alterations done for figure xteristics , the coat version A was 92 cm , too short for my requirements so pattern lengthened to 104 cm.
Soft/Speed tailoring techniques as in the UK Terry Fox et al method.
I used super soft superior ( suit weight weft type fusible interfacing) The satin weave which is a heavier coat weight type didn't fuse well so parts of the front had a double layer.
Back upper view shows the collar edge fold( last post re: turn of cloth)
Coat was completely lined on the machine above picture shows the front facing/lining hem interface.This is completely finished on the sewing machine using the instructions which has been featured in Burda WOF past issues from the late 1990s.The article I currently refer to was the Pro-tip from BWOF 8/2000.There is a comparable article in Threads magazine issue # 108.The Burda article is better to grasp the concept as the illustrations are made up of line drawings depicting the exact stitching paths.

Sleeve heads used .There are a few more varieties( will take a pic with the next coat) I used the upper precut version in this coat .
Buttons are non functional and yippee no pesky buttonholes to make .I didnt want to get the mgea big ones depicted in the magazine , so I ysed 27 mm size ones .
The snaps were covered with lining.Made them in the prescriptive method , only change is that I cut out the circles with pincking sheras to reduce fraying.

Great coat , one that I wll make again.

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