Musings of a Seamstress

 As promised I took pics of my new coat today.  The women I work with loved it!  I am ready to make another coat now.  But it will have to wait until after Christmas!  Speaking of, I am going to be getting some serious time off for Christmas and New Years.  Like, six or seven days off!  That is going to be some fantastic sewing time!

McCall’s 6442

Musings of a Seamstress



Pattern Description: MISSES’ COATS AND BELT: Lined, wrap coat, semi-fitted through bust line, has waistline seam, covered shoulder pads, side seam pockets and flared at lower edge. A,B: self-lined hood. B: cuffs. C: notched collar. A,C: purchased belt.Musings of a Seamstress
Pattern Sizing:A5(6-8-10-12-14), EE(14-16-18-20) I made a size 10.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes, completely!

Were the instructions easy to follow?Not sure. I didn’t use them. I did look at the instructions for attaching the sleeve lining and I was far from impressed. I did things my way.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love everything about this pattern. My only complaint would be there are no belt loops to secure the belt.

Fabric Used: I used 4 1/2 yards of a woven wool blend. It was cut in two pieces so I had to use more than the envelope stated. I also used 2 1/2 yards of red satin charmeuse for the lining and 6 yards of white flannel for an underlining. It was really narrow flannel so I had to use a lot more.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a muslin to check fit and found that I didn’t need to make any changes to it.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes to both! I am wanting to sew the collared version as a double breasted solid collar. I definitely want to add some closures to the next one and remove the belt to make them look as different as possible. If you have not tried this pattern yet, do it right now!

I cannot even tell you how much I love this coat. It was incredibly easy to put together. It was tedious, but easy. I think all in all I put between 25-30 hours of work into it.

Musings of a Seamstress

 Check out this EPIC hood!  It is huge!

Musings of a Seamstress

Back view.  The proportions of the skirt and upper jack look odd in this pic, but it is only because of where I have the belt tied.



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