Edie, 1967 Coat (Vogue 7239)

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Vogue 7239 Link to website or photo vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Vogue_7239 What are you most proud of? I am so happy at how it came together. From the hand stitching/hand-tailoring to all the machine set-in sleeves. I only made one big boo-boo which was sewing on the sleeve to the wrong arm, clipping, notching, and THEN realizing it was on the wrong arm. Oops. I'm proud of getting the lengths right and being able to make a coat I will wear over and over again. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Maybe you can figure out a better way to finish the collar, but I had a bit of trouble with that part. Let me know what you think!

What you will need

  • ~3 m wool
  • 2.5 m china silk polyester
  • fusible interfacing
  • muslin underlining
  • 3 buttons

Q&A with adriprints

Scheri Manson asked:
Oh where do I begin. Fun, flirty and oh so 70's. :-) Honey I am old enough to remember the 70 very fondly. Your coat looks very nice all your special tailoring techniques came together to create a one of a kind coat just for you. Thank you for your fun post :-)
adriprints answered:
Thanks for your wonderful comments!
Cat Sultan asked:
Wow this is great! I think I have that exact pattern stashed away somewhere. Hey I once sewed a sleeve to a neck hole and didn't notice till I was done and held it up!
adriprints answered:
lol! That makes me feel better. ;)
Gog asked:
Very retro, love the colour - it really suits you.
adriprints answered:
Thank you!
Jenya asked:
adriprints answered:
picknstitch asked:
Great job! Tailoring takes time but is oh so worth it! Perfect color and great lining choices. Thanks for sharing! (And I might have drooled over that pattern when it was originally in the Vogue catalog. Went to the fabric store all the time then with my mom.)
adriprints answered:
Thank you! If you're still drooling over the pattern, I'm doing a giveaway on my blog! :)