FO: Marcy Tilton Vogue 8934 Coat

As soon as I saw this pattern, I knew this would be my next winter coat project. I have a million winter coat patterns in my stash. Some are feminine, som are boxy, some are easy, some are advanced, some are detailed, some have very little instructions. But none of them could quite match Vogue 8934.

 

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The pattern is designed to be oversized, with dropped shoulders and a loose fit. For me it´s important to be able to wear thick sweaters, like my Aidez or my kimono sleeved cardi, underneath my winter coat, and not feel completely like an overstuffed sausage, and so Vogue 8934 fit the bill. Also, I found the darted and slightly curved hem appealing. The coat hangs a little bit lower in the back than in the front.

 

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I love that the hem is sligthly dropped in the back.

 

The pattern features two slightly different models, one for Marcy Tilton fans, with lots of patches and possibilities to be very creative, and one plain and simple version. Needless to say – I chose the simple version.

 

 

Stitching up this coat was actually surprisingly simple. This has a lot to do with it being oversized – there is no need for fitting. I didn´t even do a FBA. I didn´t lenghten it either – so word of caution to those who are thinking about making this, I am taller than average, and the length is perfect for me. So might be a good idea to shorten it for those who are weary of drowning in fabric…

 

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The coat hits me right around my knees, and I am 177 cm tall. Just beware of this if you are thinking about stitching this one up…

I used a boiled wool fabric for the shell, and a standard rayon lining for the inside. I probably will go back and change one detail though. In the pattern, you are told to cut the buttonhole band from lining, and so I did. But, it turned out rather flimsy, so I might re- attach it using the shell fabric. Other than that, I am very pleased with my new coat – everyone needs a black coat in their wardrobe, right? And now I got one too!

 

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6 Comments

  1. Dilly on 17/12/2013 at 19:37

    This is wonderful! I think this shape is so flattering, and as you say, it’s super practical for layering with winter jumpers whilst still being comfortable. I’ve been putting off sewing a coat because I bought one almost identical to yours three years ago and couldn’t imagine any better coat! You’ll get a lot of wear from this!

    • Sølvi on 17/12/2013 at 19:50

      Thank you! I love the fact that I can put on anything underneath, it´s so new still, that I catch myself smiling evrytime I reach for one of my thicker sweaters and put this coat on top. 🙂

  2. crab&bee on 18/12/2013 at 08:00

    Your coat is so stylish! The darted hem is really interesting. I can see why you were drawn to it. And I had to laugh when I read what you wrote about the design that was meant to appeal to Marcy Tilton fans!

    • Sølvi on 18/12/2013 at 10:00

      Thank you! I really love the darts, such an easy way to make something a little bit different. I love Marcy Tilton’s craftmanship, but her design choices aren’t always on the top of my list. Although I do appreciate the effort and energy that goes into that kind of work as well.:-)

  3. Kirsty on 20/12/2013 at 10:12

    I really love the shape of this…thanks for the tip on the length..it sits perfectly on you.

  4. Debbie on 03/01/2014 at 10:07

    I love it. I agree it it is so nice to have a coat you can wear over heavy sweaters and cardigans. XX

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