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.
|Front view. Left arm has cuff.|
|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.
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