Okay, first off, I love, love, love this coat and you all are going to have picture overload. I was so pleased with the coat and I just kept taking photos. This is the road in front of my house and for the longest time no one drove by. It was a great spot for photos, so I just kept pushing that remote
Now for some information, the pattern is Butterick 6244, a Lisette pattern and the coat description...
Semi-fitted, unlined coat (wrong side shows)
has front extending into collar, flat-fell seams, narrow hem,
and shaped front hemline longer than back
The fabric is Mood Fabrics' Camel Solid Coating, which is flanneled so one side has a more brushed look. I used this side for the inside but rolls to the front for the collar.
There is a 3-part tutorial at the Lisette site to help with this coat. I did use the tutorial to clarify a couple of the pattern instructions. Particularly, the dart in the front by the collar.
The instructions call for a flat fell seam, which I did for all the seams. The sleeves are a bit tricky to get this done but doable. The most important thing is to go slowly and try to keep your stitching as straight as possible. I did do about half from one direction and the other half from the top of the sleeve. Butterick's instructions do not have you flat fell the shoulder seam but I did do this as well. I really felt like all the rest of the inside was so pretty, I needed to make that part pretty also.
Sizing is 12 at the shoulders and bust, tapering to a 10 at the waist and hips.
The Lisette sewalong, suggests for the hemming to baste a 5/8" line to help keep an accurate hem. I did this on the front, hem and sleeve hem but also added a 1/4" stitch line. I felt that made it even more accurate to turn under 1/4" and then again at that 5/8" mark.
I think I covered all the sewing points but not the time. This coat is very quick to sew but it doesn't look that way.
I am going to head on down the road, just enjoying my new coat!