Pattern of the week!: Va Va Vintage coat

BRING ON WINTAAAA!
It’s dark and chilly and the shops are now stocking up on parkas, coats and other types of outerwear that I cannot remember so naturally you would hunt for that trusty warm and big coat to battle the blistering breeze…but in my case I needed to buy another coat because my only outerwear I’ve been rocking was a denim jacket.

HOWEVER there’s no way I’m spending that amount of money on just one coat especially a coat that would barely fit, flatter or be fashionable. I did one better…I looked on Ebay for a vintage coat pattern and so I found a great one although I was hesitant about how it would look on me with my big boobs.

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Not bad aye? I really love this…

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…And so does my little brother as he dresses up in my coat running around the house pretending to be Batman, a model or a drug addict. (Crazy).

I was wrong…and I froggin adore it! Not only does it fit, flatter and fashionable it’s vintage and when I spin it twirls as it’s a full circle!

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I think I’ll sew some up…what you think?

This Butterick vintage coat pattern is at a medium difficulty (I got stuck at the top part with the whole break thing but once you understand how it’s done you’ll find it do-able) and flatters most body shapes (that I’m aware of).

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Hard to tell by pictures sometimes.

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But a technical drawing helps.

Heres where you can buy it:

Ebay #1 (Hurry there’s only 2 small/med left, then it’s all gone!)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amazing-1950s-Vintage-Style-Coat-Pattern-Butterick-Patterns-By-Gertie-Dress-/261158899598?pt=UK_Crafts_SewingPatterns_EH&var=&hash=item3cce488f8e

Ebay #2 (From the US so it’s a little more pricey but in a 14-22…I think it’s the last)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Butterick-B5824-UNCUT-PATTERN-14-22-Retro-Vintage-Shawl-Collar-Coat-40s-50s-FAB-/380722809111?pt=UK_Crafts_SewingPatterns_EH&hash=item58a4d90917

Butterick site US (this is where I got mine after finding out that I didn’t want Ebay prices…in the end I realized that I get charged like £10 P&P even with the currency exchange!. At least you get your size and with the P&P you might as well get more patterns.)

http://butterick.mccall.com/b5824-products-27972.php?page_id=4453&search_control=display&list=search

 

Happy Sewing!

(Nice right? I heart the heart)

 

 

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