I’ve been wearing the shawl collar coat so much since I finished it and only today managed to get photo’s of it after work. So thought I’d share a review of the pattern today.
Fabric: wool fabric from FabWorks.
Pattern description: It’s unlined, raw-edged and can be fastened with just a snap fastener.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, a wonderful make.
Were the instructions easy to follow: clear well written instructions and diagrams.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern: straight forward to make, if like me you make a lined version and don’t follow the raw edge – do read the full pattern – unlike me! I like the clear instructions and this makes the patterns suitable for everyone.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I used a wool knit fabric and fully lined the coat and put pockets in the side seam, rather than adding patch pockets as the pattern shows.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others: Yes, planning another version in cashmere or alpaca.
Conclusion: Wonderful pattern and a delight to wear. It can we worn collar up or down, lined or un-lined, lots of options and a brilliant wardrobe must have!
NB. I paid for the pattern and the views are entirely mine.