Finished in time…

My goal in making a Spring coat for myself was to get it done in time for Easter. That almost didn’t happen, because I almost gave up. I used BurdaStyle 7072. It was exactly what I wanted my coat to look like. The only thing is I had a little trouble putting one section together. The side-panel and under-sleeve piece just about did me in. I followed instructions, but as sometimes happens with Burda, the instructions seemed rather skimpy in this area. As a result, I never could get it to go together exactly right. Fortunately, I knew what it was supposed to look like, so I did the best I could and actually hand-sewed the fabric pieces together rather than use the sewing machine. By the time I did the lining, I think I figured out what the instructions didn’t say and that went together by machine pretty easily. In any case, I’m happy with the result (and happier I stuck with it). Usually around here (in the Washington, DC area), Spring, if we have one, can be very short before we go right into summer temperatures. So far, Spring has been exceptionally and unusually cool. 

Anyway, the coat is made from a polyester fabric and the lining is a silky lining fabric. I had both of these in my stash so I was glad to get some use out of both of these pieces. I have enough left to make a skirt so I may do that at a later date.

Otherwise the coat went together very smoothly with no other issues. This is something that I’m not sure I would make again, just because the style is pretty distinct. But I do like it very much.

16 thoughts on “Finished in time…

  1. Your coat is so beautiful! I made this pattern too this spring – in fact, I'm working on #2! I made mine in a pretty loud floral, which I love, but your subdued solid looks so elegant. Hmmmm, wonder if I should go for #3?

  2. Your coat is lovely – but isnpt it tedious when you want to finish something and things go wrong. And Burda does assume quite a bit of sewing knowledge. Well done for perservering. Love the colour on you.

  3. Your coat looks very nice and I'm glad you stuck with it as well. If you think the Burda envelope instructions are skimpy, wait until you try the magazine. They may as well write the "instructions" in Ewokese. =)

  4. Wow Denise! Your perseverance paid off big time AND you made your deadline! Your coat looks fabulous! You've inspired me to venture off into "Burda"land. I'll keep my eye out for possible "skimpy" instructions :)! Well done!

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