Wednesday, March 02, 2016

A Hooded Jersey Coat: McCalls M6442

The pattern makes a hooded coat with a full circle skirt: too much skirt. I cut it down to about a half-circle, and that's plenty. It has pockets in the side seams, a hood, and a self-belt. I added crocheted belt loops and also a snap at the top of the coat, for coziness.

I was out of fabric so I lined the hood with a little bit of lightweight jersey in the "same" color--but you know dye lots. It's not quite a match, and I like it that way.

All the edges are finished using jersey strips sewn down with a rosebud stitch. Yes, it took forever.

There are some good tips for converting a standard pattern to use with jersey in Natalie Chanin's fourth book Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns.


Lisa said...

It looked like dark gray on my tablet, but here it seems blue. Either way, it's very nice - the hood looks is nice and roomy-looking.


I'm presently working on trying to copy a knit dress I saw on Pinterest, with some AC knit fabric. It's an interesting exercise! 8-)

Lisa Beth W. said...

Now that is CUTE! Are you going to make one for the shop?

Related Posts with Thumbnails