Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Vogue 8842 Muslin

I purchased some material at the thrift store to make a muslin for my Vogue 8842 coat.  The main reason I am making a muslin is because I am altering the pattern.  Plus, I have not made a coat before, so I am not sure on sizing.  I am using the size 38 from the pattern even though I normally wear a 36 long. I always dress in layers, so a little more room should be good.  The coat needs length added to the sleeves and body.  I am also adding cuffs and welt pockets.

Vogue 8842

Front view.  Left arm has cuff.
The muslin has come together nicely.  I did not line it or put in the zipper and snaps.  I only put a cuff on one sleeve to see how it would look.

Left arm with cuff.  Pattern calls for elastic, no cuff.

Collar up for cold days.  Yes, pockets aren't lined up on purpose so  I can find good placement.

Welt Pocket close-up.  I substituted these for the Boxy Patch Pockets.

I had some difficulty with the pockets, since I have never made a welt pocket before.  After several videos on youtube and reading several books, I finally found a video that explained it beautifully for me. You can watch it here.  I did add interfacing to the welt-flap for stiffness.

Now that I think I have a workable pattern, I will continue with the real material.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. You did a full muslin, wow! I am too lazy to do that. I agree, the fit is great on you. Can't wait to see which fabric you've chosen and the final result!

  2. I'm one of those people who skips the muslin phase and then regrets it. Good on you!

  3. The older I get the more I do a muslin from junk fabric or a sheet so I don't wish I had done something a bit different on the real thing. Thanks for the tip on the video. I love seeing the coat making in progress.

  4. Boy oh boy. The coming attaction is going to great!

  5. I love that you're making changes to the pattern. That way you get exactly what you want!