Overall, I am pleased as purple punch with this coat. I really took my time with the construction. I love the fabric and color. I love the pattern, Simplicity 2311; it’s really well drafted and the instructions are excellent! I love the topstitching. I went through 3 and a half spools of Gutterman thread, but it was sooo worth it. With my structural additions of shoulder pads, sleeve heads, and interfacing, it really does feel like a real coat!
After wearing it to work today, I might add some more hand stitching to the hem of the coat and maybe hand stitch in the ditch around the collars and shoulders where I am able to meld the two layers (the under collar and the upper collar) together better so they move as one.
The only thing that could be improved on this coat is a personal label. I would love to order some, but just can’t decide on how my label should read. Sew A Beginner is too cumbersome (and not really accurate anymore). Sewn by Elizabeth seems so loving hands at home-y. I need something with a little more oomph and style. Any suggestions?
Full review of this awesome pattern to come in the next couple of days. I need to take some more interior photos.
Happy sewing everyone!!!!