Monday, December 14, 2015

Butterick 6244 - Coat

Butterick 6244 wool coat made from Mood Fabrics' wool coating


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



Butterick 6244 wool coat made from Mood Fabrics' wool coating


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


Butterick 6244 wool coat made from Mood Fabrics' wool coating

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.  


Butterick 6244 wool coat made from Mood Fabrics' wool coating


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.
Butterick 6244 wool coat made from Mood Fabrics' wool coating

Sizing is 12 at the shoulders and bust, tapering to a 10 at the waist and hips.  

Butterick 6244 wool coat made from Mood Fabrics' wool coating

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.  

Butterick 6244 wool coat made from Mood Fabrics' wool coating

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!
Butterick 6244 wool coat made from Mood Fabrics' wool coating
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56 comments:

  1. I love this coat!! I keep thinking I want to try this one. Camel color is such a perfect basic color that goes with everything!

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    1. Thank you, Linda, you should try this one. I love the camel and going to add more to my wardrobe!

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  2. Gorgeous! That fabric has the perfect drape and the color is so classic!

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    1. Thank you, Meg, the drape of this fabric is perfect.

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  3. Classic with a modern twist, I love your coat!

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    1. Thank you Marianne, I will enjoy this one for years to come.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! I sometimes wonder when instructions for unlined jackets and coats call for "fancy finishes" for seams in the body, but leave the shoulder and armhole seams without much attention.

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    1. Thank you, the instructions are different. They probably are just finishing what will be seen if the coat blows open.

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  5. This is beautiful, Lori! I've been considering this pattern for a while, and I love seeing your version.

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    1. Thank you, Ann, you need to make this.

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  6. Very classy, and classic, look.

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  7. A lovely coat, but I am jealous of your weather. Oh to wear a single layer coat in winter!

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    1. Thank you, Julie, it has been unbelievable weather

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  8. A lovely coat, but I am jealous of your weather. Oh to wear a single layer coat in winter!

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    1. Thank you, Julie, we will get the cold weather sometime.

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  9. i'm just going to repeat what everyone is saying...so lovely, lori! and that backdrop is perfect as well :))

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    1. Thanks so much, Marci, the coat makes me smile so much.

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  10. Great coat! I love it, too. You made a perfect choice of fabric.

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  11. Love this coat, Lori! Almost makes me wish for cold weather. Almost. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Debbie, I will take a picture when the snow is high and you won't want a coat anymore! LOL

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  12. This coat and the fabric are just gorgeous and look wonderfully flattering on you! Do you have an edge foot for your sewing machine? That will guide your stitches evenly and makes this kind of edge stitching so much simplier!

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    1. Thanks so much, I do have an edge foot. I just used those stitching lines so I could could press all the edges evenly.

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  13. Your smile shows how much you love your new coat :-) Very nice!

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  14. Love it! I've been wanting to make one, even if I only get to wear it once a year in south Florida! You look great in it.

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    1. Thank you, Coco, I appreciate all your comments.

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  15. What a beautiful coat! Gorgeous!

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  16. Perfect in every way! This is a coat I could tolerate. I cannot wear anything heavy around my neck, and in my climate do not need a heavy coat. This is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, so much, the weight on this one is perfect.

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  17. Lovely indeed! It has some similarities to the sydney coat which I made recently, but the sleeves are better,

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    1. Thanks, Mags, the drape of this kind is gorgeous on coats.

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  18. Looks snug, but man its hot in Sydney tonight. The Sydney Coat by Tessuti is similar, but the proportions are different.

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    1. Thank you, Gail, I will take a look at the Sydney coat

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  19. Ive had this coat cut out for the last 2 months. I need to get to it. Yours is great!

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    1. Yes, Natisha, it is a great coat and you should sew yours up. It will sew up so quickly.

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  20. I have this pattern and love your fabric choice I will check out Moods Solid coating fabrics. Looks great and easy to wear I can see why you love it!

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    1. Thanks, Joen, it is a great pattern

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  21. Looks great on you!!!

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  22. Looks great on you!!!

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  23. I love your coat as well! I really like it in your same type/color of fabric, I want something similiar.

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    1. Thanks Levone, this is a great pattern and I love the camel. It was a color I always was hesitant to wear but I love it.

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  24. This is next on my "to sew" list, as soon as I can get my hands on the right fabric! So glad you enjoyed sewing it, and thanks for pointing out the Lisette tutorial. The drape looks great, and it falls just beautifully!

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    1. Thanks, Sara, hope you find the right fabric, it is a great pattern.

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  25. Love love love your coat!

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  26. So classy! Love the other clothes you have it with here.

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  27. Like everyone else, I think you look smashing! I too have this pattern and will dive in when summer is over. Perfectly modelled and photographed too.

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  28. Such a good pattern hack!This is really pretty.Now I would wear these clothing patterns

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  29. Pretty coat, Lori. I'm getting ready to make one too. Thank you for the helpful links and review.

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  30. Pretty coat, Lori. I'm getting ready to make one too. Thank you for the helpful links and review.

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