Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Blue wool & fur coat - Lekala 4482

   After doing the white wool coat there were still a lot of wander in my head: Should I have done it shorter? Should I have added more flare to the skirt ? Should I have added fur? Should I have used piping ?.... Was it me? Was it the pattern - Lekala 4482?
   I decided that I better put all those doubts to rest. So I bought a new piece of wool this time in blue and started all over again... this time with fur, short & piping... I was hoping I can make it fast and finish it in time for one pattern many looks... So I pushed and pushed and pushed and stayed up late 2 nights in a row... It was not that fast it still took 12-15 hours to make and that was with a bit rush. I think I should have taken more time with the details... I will probably redo the buttons and try to arrange the fur better at the bottom at least..
   Because of the fur I skipped the notch on the collar and cut it on piece:
That was actually the wrong direction with the fur and I had to re cut it.It was good that I had a bigger piece. I would not have liked to go back to the store for more...
   The under collar I cut it almost normally and sewed it to the front lapel completely.
I added piping and I think it gives a new dimension the the pattern and is really nice if you can do it. Though I would skip adding it to the sleeve cut and change the construction order so that the front to back would run uninterrupted.
Also decided the some pocket flaps with piping would look good. It might have been a dood decision this one.
I initially cut the lining from pre-quilted wadding but I was huge, really huge so I re cut it from the blue shirting fabric. I really like the look like that. I was in no mood for satin even if the more slippery touch is nice to have on the inside. I used the sleeve hole to turn the lining.
In the morning it was snowing very lightly. It was the first snow this winter. You can see a few snowflakes in my fur... I still have to rethink the buttons a bit - it looks like I run out of inspiration at the late hour that I have done them and I might have to hand sew that fur or trim it a bit to look better at the bottom but I am pretty much done. I would like to think that I will not do this pattern again thou there are still some questions left  and some answers were in a good direction.


  1. It's amazing! I really LOVE it. I would like to make a coat as well as yours:)

    1. Thank you! I think you are doing pretty great yourself and making coats is not that hard! I find a dress is sometimes harder since a coat is a lot more forgiving on the fit! This had so many steps tho. Next time I will make a simpler coat !

  2. Super combinatie, blanita imi place mult si e interesant ca ai gasit la culoare. Nu stiu care a fost prima: blanita sau stofa? Oricum ar fi esti deja experta in paltoane si scuza-ma dar abia acum am observat ca ai eticheta personalizata. Esti extraordinara!

    1. Blanita de de fapt destul de diferita ca nuanta - lana e mai degraba spre un indigo prafuit iar blanita bate spre turcuaz... asa sa nimerit in lumina si in ninsoarea de ieri dimineata sa iasa culorile mai apropiate decat sunt de fapt :). Am laut stofa prima ca eram hotarata sa merg pe aceeasi lana ca la paltonul alb da am zis sa schimb culoarea si cum cel mai mult port albastru ... La majoriteatea chestiilor nu prea am mai pus etichete ca am zis ca poate deranjeaza la purtat ... da la paltoane se cerea.