The quintessential grab-and-go wrap coat, this time in navy polar fleece from Fabric.com. I love their fleece selection, and their quality is so dependable. OK, price point – how about $4.98 for 60″wide fleece…
Back to the coat! It’s from BurdaStyle, 09/2016 # 116. Their sample is in mohair knit, all of mine are not! I’ve made this in espresso sweatshirt fabric (my muslin, but not posted) and black minky plush – great pattern, lots of opportunity for playtime.
I made this one full length so it will cover any tunics or cardigans I’m wearing. And in these pics I’m wearing sarouel pants, but you’d never know it!
- I sewed size 38. It is very loose and generous in size and coverage.
- The center back seam is 44.5″ long (my minky one is shorter at 39″).
- As before, I used front and back neckline facings rather than turn in seam allowances on the edges. I like the weight and structure that the facings bring to the coat.
- On this version I drafted a ‘smaller’ pocket that is attached on the front only, instead of being across the side seam.
- I love topstitching fleece!
- The big sleeve on the original pattern connects to the coat at the waistline. I decided to redraft mine to finish about 3″ above the waist, so that I can use a belt if I like.
And here it is with a belt (no, it’s not a robe, it’s a wrap shawl collar coat) !
This is still in the loft, because I’m thinking about adding buttons…why not!In parting – my dryer quit, and I’m waiting for my new one. I find that draping laundered yardage to dry across my car in the garage works pretty well 🙂Ciao! Coco