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My first Winter Coat!

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The Carefree Fly-Front Coat taught by Kenneth D. King

Let couture designer Kenneth D. King show you how to sew a timeless tailored coat as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Men
Style Traditional, Classic
Luis Angel on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? 100% English Wool ($42/yard); Non-fusible hair canvas; Fusible knit interfacing; Silk thread (pad stitching undercollar and lapels); Cotton/Polyester thread; Rayon lining; buttons... and tons of patience.

Luis Angel on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The pad stitching of the undercollar and lapels...

Luis Angel on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't rush it... have the necessary skills and patience to enjoy each step and the process of making a unique garment.

Luis Angel on craftsy.com

Thank you for posting the pictures and notes. This will be my first coat project. I am hoping to include pad stitching, which I have never tried before. Fingers and toes crossed that my efforts turn out as well as yours. Have you worked pad stitching before?? Do you have any insider tips to help those of us new to this technique? Many thanks. Marysia.

05/03/2014 Flag

I actually enjoy hand sewing and I have done pad stitching in the past. Also, the collar and setting the sleeves is all by hand as well. My tip is to have lots of patience and to practice the stitches on a scrap of fabric before doing it on the actual garment. Good Luck.

05/07/2014 Flag

Thanks Luis, I too love handstitching, so I am keen to add padstitching to my repertoire.

05/14/2014 Flag

Good luck!

05/20/2014 Flag

What an amazing coat. I love all your pocket details as well. Nothing short of perfect. So handsome.

09/07/2014 Flag