Hello BEAUTIES! I hope everyone is great! 🙂 I’m sitting at my desk with stitches in my gums! Yes, stitches. Not the kind of sewing I wanted to be happening yesterday but I needed a minor surgery inside of my mouth, I’m glad for that to be done and even happier to be here posting a review on this GORGEOUS coat for you all! 🙂 I took the extra time to pattern match the window pane print and it couldn’t have been more worth it! The patterns I used to make this are Simplicity 8177 and 1016. I have a review below on the coat pattern, hope you enjoy! Have an AWESOME weekend! Happy Sewing and I’ll talk to you soon! 🙂
Pattern Description: Coat, or vest and knit top. – Simplicity 8177
Pattern Sizing: 10 – 18, I cut size 10.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I made a few additions/changes to the pattern.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes they were great instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I have been wanting to sew a simple long coat for a while now and this pattern is great for that. My favorite part would be the ease of sewing, and overall simplicity.
Fabric Used: Window Pane Ponte Knit from Joann fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made a 3 inch wide by about 80 inch long tie belt and added a buckle to the end of it. Also added belt loops at each side seam and I borrowed the shoulder tabs from Simplicity 1016. I omitted the pocket/flaps and the back seam/vent.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will make this again next winter season in a solid color. I do recommend. Theres a ton of options with fabric selections and design touches you can add.