“Clothes aren’t going to change the world but the women who wear them will!”
Hey sewing loves I’m back! I know it’s been a minute since I last checked in but as many of you know I’ve been truly busy the last couple of months! The release of my first ever sewing planner and additional packs have kept me quite busy and unfortunately away from the sewing studio. While I haven’t been able to sew for the past couple of months being able to finally release my planner has been AWESOME! I am absolutely thrilled with how well the planner has been received by my fellow sewing/creative loves. I mean we’ve sold out four times now and my heart is so full that I can barely contain it! Many thanks to all of you who have purchased copies and for spreading the word about how much you love it! For those who missed all four sales not to worry I will be back later this month with more inventory just in time for the new year.
Now on to the reason why I’m checking in today, this fabulous coat pattern by Nikki of Beaute Jadore. I’ve been following Nikki for quite some time and was thrilled when she decided to create her own line of printable patterns. While I’ve purchased a couple of Nikki’s patterns this coat was at the top of my GOTTA MAKE IT list. Although I’m not a fan of printable patterns (thats just me) I decided to throw caution to the wind and break out the tape for this baby. Now I’m not sure if it was my printer (formatting) or the file itself but I did experience a few snags getting the pattern to properly line up in preparation for cutting. Since I know how to draft and drape my own patterns I was able to correct the areas that didn’t line up and keep the process moving. If you’re not really familiar with printable patterns and/or you don’t know how to adjust patterns I would simply suggest making sure your printer is properly formatted to print.
The process of cutting the pattern pieces out was a breeze once I had everything properly aligned and I actually whipped right through that step. Now the step of cutting the front lining piece (not the facing) may be a little confusing for beginners but the pictures provided in the instructions should help you get over this hurdle. The sewing process was pretty straight forward but again if you’re a beginner and completely dependent on the instruction, attaching the lining may be a little confusing. For instance there weren’t any pictures showing how to attach the lining to the back neck facing (or cutting the back lining to fit with the back facing). At first I thought maybe I missed something since I’ve been known to skip through instructions but unfortunately I didn’t see anything regarding how to address this particular process so you may want to keep this in mind. Overall I would definitely suggest purchasing the pattern and giving it a try because the end result is a FABULOUS COAT! I paired my version of the coat with a sheer high neck blouse from Zara’s and a pair of rose print brocade pants I made using Simplicity Pattern 8655. Well loves that’s it for me today I promise to check in soon with actual sewing projects so stay tuned and keep your eyes on the store for new products coming your way in time for the holidays! SMOOCHES!
Fabric - Quilted Velvet from JoAnns Fabrics (Nikki Gives Pattern Suggestions but I’m a rebel sooooooooooo)
Size - I cut a medium because I knew I was going to gift it to someone else! If I were making it for myself I would go with a small!
Pants - I used Simplicity Pattern 8655 cut size 12 will go to 14 if I ever make them with Brocades! LOLLL Fabric I purchased from JoAnns
Top - Purchased from Zara’s