15 January 2011

The Wazoodle Coat

Next up is a winter coat.  I will be using the coat pattern from Butterick 2457, a vintage pattern from the 1960s.  I'm smitten with the raglan sleeves and the fabulous roll collar that stands slightly away from the neck.  Unfortunately, the pattern was not designed with pockets, so I will be adding some to make the coat more useful - I need a place for keys and the like.  I haven't yet decided whether I will place the pockets in the side seams or go for some cute patch pockets on the front.  Right now, I am leaning toward the latter.

I will be using a mid-weight wool/cashmere/acetate blend melton in balsam.  I purchased this fabric in several colourways from Wazoodle many years ago (back when they actually carried fabrics that were desirable - lately, their selection has been less than stellar).  Since I want this coat to be reasonably warm in the colder weather, I will be underlining the entire garment in a thick ivory coloured cotton flannel, also purchased from Wazoodle.

As this coat is to be a quick(ish) wearable muslin to test fit, I won't be going crazy with the tailoring techniques.  I have plans to use this pattern for a bigger project if this garment turns out well.

6 comments:

MadScientistK said...

Poor Wazoodle, they were rather successfully going for the cloth diaper sewing market and are sabotaging it with poor service. It's sad to know that they used to carry nicer apparel fabrics, too.

shams said...

I can absolutely see this coat on you! What an interesting blend - cashmere, wool and acetate! I only know Wazoodle as a kiddie fabric store too.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Love your choice of fabric for this jacket.

gMarie said...

Oh this will be lovely. I can't believe anything you make is 'less than stellar'. Can't wait to see it. g

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Okay I'm guessing that this is the trial run until you make it out of a faux fur. Am I right? Anyway, this version will be very cute on you because you wear these styles so well!

BTW, can I tell you that I'm glad that you are back sewing and blogging. I've missed your "voice" in blogland.

Eugenia said...

What a gorgeous pattern. This elegant, classic style is very you - it's going to be lovely!