Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Colette Patterns: Lady Grey...in red!

Finally I got some pictures of the pattern I tested for Colette Patterns! It has been gray and dreary so I gave up on sunshine and just went into my kitchen to take the pictures. Alas, they aren't too whippy and you'll have to forgive my mom jeans. The red was hard to photograph and my camera just sucks. I think she's dying, to be honest.

Anyway! This is the Lady Grey pattern and, I must say, I love this coat! It has a gorgeous shape and I think it's very feminine and flattering to my curves. This is a wrap coat with princess seaming and topstitching. It ties with a long belt and also has one button on the outside and one on the inside to secure it. The collar is wide and just waiting for your favorite brooch. The hem is full and it flares out just right over the hip. Just for reference and for all my sewing peeps, I made a straight size 18. No FBA or nuthin'! The only thing I did was trim the sleeve cap down a bit 'cause it was poofing up and not in a good way.

Here's the back. You get a better sense of the hem. You can't really see it but there are two belt loops in the back.

Here's a close up of the front without the belt so you can see the button closure.

And a closeup of the back. There, now you can see the belt loops!

I made this from a wool gauze that I got from Fashion Fabric Club. It was like 5 yards for $35! It's a little bit lighter weight than what is suggested but I love the drape and it's really soft. The lining is a polyester.

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10 comments:

Gertie said...

It's fantastic and you look beautiful in it!

Debbie Cook said...

This coat is AMAZING on you!

Faye Lewis said...

You did a fantastic job on that jacket.

Christy Sews said...

Nuff said. I LOVE that coat on you! I actually like you in your coat better than the model. I told myself no more patterns, but now.. I must have the new Collette patterns (all of them of course). You look MARVELOUS!!

kbenco said...

I love it. You look terrific in your new coat.

KID, MD said...

Fabulous! The shape, the fit, the COLOR! I love it!!!

lsaspacey said...

Great job! It looks fab on you!

NGLaLALa said...

Oh that's a beautiful coat! I just bought this pattern, but I'm intimidated by the "Advanced" labeling.

Heather said...

Oh, don't be afraid! Sarai's instructions are so awesome and the diagrams are great. All the pieces fit together so perfectly and amazingly it sewed up quickly. She's also great about answering any questions you have. You can email me too if you need help!

Faye Lewis said...

I'm finally going to make the Lady Grey Coat. I joined Gertie's sew along. I'm in the process of tracing the pattern now, but cannot figure what size to use. I am a bit stuck. My measurements are 37, 36, 40 1/2. This lines up with the pattern measurements of size 8 bust, size 16, waist, and size 10 hips. Of course I just want to cut one size and taper it down to fit, but could it be that simple? If I cut a straight size 16, the coat might swallow me in the bust and hip areas. Do you have ANY thought as to what I need to do??

Since you have already had experience with the pattern, I thought you might be able to help me out.

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