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Sunday, 1 September 2019

McCall's 4394 dressy coat completed

Burgundy brocade coat from McCall's 4394 is completed. For this version I made the pattern as is, with some slight widening in the sleeve for a full bicep and shortening the sleeve lining by 1.5" so I could turn back the detail on the sleeve cuff.
Its fully lined with a floral satin. The lining was from deep in stash, bought I am sure from the roll end shop in Warrington. The brocade was from the curtaining section at the local Economy Fabrics and the pattern was from the swap box there.
I made a size 18. Its pretty roomy for going over a short sleeved dress. I could have probably sized down but I suppose it means I can also wear it over something chunkier.

It has pockets hidden in the front princess seams, they are hidden beautifully and don't interrupt the line.
For something with simple lines it has a lot of pieces and took quite a long time to sew up. The end result is fairly elegant though.
This is my wedding guest outfit, for a wedding which is in a traditional parish church and then has the reception and evening event in a nice hotel.
For the church I'll wear the coat and look appropriate, then later I can take the coat off to reveal the lace detailing!

I bought (not sewed) the dress which I'll wear underneath. It was from the sale at DP some months ago and its not available anymore. It has lace on the shoulders and sleeves and a keyhole back. The main areas are from the more substantial plain fabric.
The purchased dress is slightly darker than the coat.
Everything will get another press before the actual day.


Doctor T Designs said...

So pretty! It'll look great together!

SewRuthie said...

Thank you :-)

Julie Culshaw said...

Good work, a coat is a big accomplishment and it goes beautifully with the dress you chose.

LyndaSewing.blogspot.com said...

Looks just lovely and I'm sure it's going to be a wonderful outfit for you!

Cherie said...

Very elegant indeed! So perfect with your “almost” cocktail dress! Great job!

Let's Get Sewing said...

This looks great! I really like the lining.

kbenco said...

The coat looks very smart. Its a lovely rich colour and such a classic elegant style.