Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Vogue 1320

Now that Winter is coming to a close, I've decided to sew another coat. Yeah, I know. I'm backwards. After perusing my stash I settled on Vogue 1320.

I made a small FBA to be on the safe side. Instead of a horizontal side seam dart, I'll ease the fullness into the seam. What's the since of have a coat that doesn't button around your boobs?

This fabric has been in my stash for quite some time. I picked it up at an estate sale. I'm using swatch pictured first as the right side. My plan is to use a gold crepe back satin for the lining. I'll probably find a simple button from my stash but don't think I'll attempt buttonholes and use snaps instead. This fabric is so think I can't pin through both thicknesses of it! I was going to underline it but that idea is out the window. The weight of this fabric alone and a lining will be more than enough. I want it finished by the end of the month. The construction seems pretty straight forward and shouldn't be a problem. Yikes! I just realized there are only 10 days left. I'd better get moving! Wish me luck.


  1. I love your fabric. Please post the steps and pictures of the steps that you take to create that beautiful coat. 😊

  2. You'll get it done and probably have plenty of time to wear it as I don't think our winter is going anywhere fast.

  3. That is going to be good looking. When I saw the pattern and the fabric, I thought to myself, it takes a special eye to see the two together. I think that's what sets sewists apart.