Butterick 6244 – Wool Crepe Coat

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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.

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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.

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