Finished, just in time for Winter Storm Brutus!! This pattern is part of the new Patterns by Gertie line for Butterick. I participated in the October coat sew-along on Gertie’s blog and I’m really glad I did. There is no way I would have finished the coat on my own. Well, not before next summer anyway! The pattern is labeled easy, but I beg to differ. The back collar treatment is a bit tricky, but Gertie put a great video on her blog that helps explain it much better than the written instructions ever could. That was the only step that threw me for a loop. Having sewn tailored jackets in the past, I found the process to be quite enjoyable. Okay, upon journaling my review thus far, perhaps I was a bit hasty to correlate easy with beginner. Yes, the pattern is easy if you are at least an experienced beginner. I would not recommend this pattern as a first project, however. That said, I LOVE this coat.
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