Cross Knit Wool Coat
Hey lovely readers, I’m here today to let you know all about my latest Fabric Guys Brand Ambassador make!
It’s a fabulous Wool Coat!!
I really need to say that this is my very first wool coat, I’ve made jackets before and Gilets but never a fully lined winter coat… and I love it!
I bought McCalls M7879 and proceeded to make view D, it’s the longest coat in the pattern and has a notched collar, six buttons and in seam pockets. I chose my wool blend fabric from the extensive range on the Fabric Guys website. The fabric I chose is this lovely grey.
Product Code: fgw-102
I wanted something timeless, and although there are some fabrics with fabulous patterns, and bright colors, I wanted to make my coat in a classic smart wool which will keep me warm for many years. Both for smart and casual occasions. Making a wool coat is a substantial make and I really wanted some longevity from my make.
It has quite a small repetitive pattern, so I didn’t need to worry about pattern matching especially as the coat pattern has a waist seam. I didn’t want to have to worry about matching there! The fabric is lovely quality, thick enough to be warm even during a howling wind but not too thick to manipulate when making darts and multiple layers in my collar and waistline.
I didn’t wash my wool outer fabric, but I did steam it well all over before cutting it out. I don’t intend to wash this coat myself, but I will pop it to the dry cleaners if I think it needs a clean. The coat is a lovely fit and as I’ve invested my time and effort in the making, I will certainly pay a few pounds to have it professionally cleaned and pressed. I definitely think it’s worth it!
My lining is to die for, I absolutely love the paisley design and flash it all the time. In fact, I wish I could make a whole garment in this as I love it so much!
Product Code: FGJ48/6.
I’m really very pleased with my new wool blend coat, it was definitely not a quick make but it was definitely worth my effort and it’s going to keep me snug and warm over the rest of the winter and for many winters to come! I know that this does not look “Home-made” and if I don’t tell people I’m sure that they would never guess!
Thanks for reading that’s all for today, till next time keep chatting and stitching! Carol 😊