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Project

Butterick 5824

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Butterick 5824 Link to website or photo butterick.mccall.com/b5824-products-27972.php?page_id=872 What are you most proud of? Finishing and fitting! The coat is voluminous with a circle skirt and the smallest size requires5 yds of fabric, plus lining and interlining. After determining where I needed to remove fabric from bodice, I pared down skirt panels as the large circle skirt overwhelmed my frame. I made bound buttonholes, designed my own collar to flip up and designed my own cuffs. Gertie adds posts with help on steps, but her schedule got way behind and I moved ahead and made it on my own because I want it finished for an upcoming trip. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Join the Flickr group, be prepared to make several muslins and the coat does take a lot of time. But I am very pleased with my end result.

Q&A with erin_b

Linda74Sews asked:
Awesome and inspiring. That was a ton of work, but well worth it. It looks stunning!
erin_b answered:
Thank you Linda!
mebacher asked:
What can I say? Just beautiful!
erin_b answered:
Thank you so much!
Jackie G. asked:
Did you make the Muslims out of muslin fabric or fabric closer to your fashion fabric? It is beautiful!
erin_b answered:
First one was typical muslin fabric, 2nd was a thicker fabric left over from making pillows; so neither were close to the wool. But the 2nd was heavier. Thank you for the compliment.
Jackie G. asked:
Wow! Auto correct on my IPad turned the word muslin into Muslims!! :). That is not good!
erin_b answered:
Lol!!
Scheri Manson asked:
Effie watched your progress on Flickr and what a great outcome. Hope you have a great weekend in your beautiful new coat.
erin_b answered:
Thank you for all your help and our new wonderful friendship! Coat was just a bonus to the friends I made ;-)