Butterick 6244 – Wool Crepe Coat

IMG_7409

I must start this post by declaring my love for this coat. It is so much fun to wear. Here’s the scoop on the coat: It is unlined and only has three pieces. The wrong side of your fabric will show so this must be taken into consideration when choosing fabric. I went with a  100% wool medium weight crepe from Mood Fabrics. The classic camel color pictured on the pattern envelope appealed to me.

IMG_7516

This came together quickly and was a fun to sew. The pattern calls for flat-fell seams which make for a beautiful finish on the inside of the coat. The only change I made was to add 1″ to the sleeves.

I am editing this post because I was contacted by someone asking me if I had any issues with the dart. I had not even thought of mentioning it but I’m glad it came up. I marked the darts and followed the directions without hesitation. I think the key is marking the darts well.

I was not sure how I would feel about this coat as I normally like my garments a little more structured but I love it. I just had to say it again. I know I will get a lot of wear out of this piece. It is very versatile. I’m on the lookout for an interesting plaid to make this pattern again. I’ve seen some nice plaid and houndstooth versions on-line.

IMG_7529

Back to Top

 

 

18 thoughts on “Butterick 6244 – Wool Crepe Coat

  1. This is one of my favorite coats, too and several off my relatives have said it is the favorite thing I have made. It is so simple but so stylish. Beautiful job as always, Lucy.

  2. Very classy coat and it looks great on you. Kudos to your photographer as well! That last shot really shows off the drape of the coat. Of course he’s lucky to have such a gorgeous model to work with.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s