Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wardrobe Inspiration Spring 2016

Wardrobe Inspiration Spring 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Pattern Stash Busting January 2016

January 2015, I was a pattern busting fool! Here are some pics of finished projects for the month....

Final project of the month; Multimedia jacket

This was my first attempt at active wear; Mccalls top and Lisette legging from Butterick Patterns

Favorite make of the month. Vintage 50's Mohair Coat 

I didn't win the PR contest for most patterns sewn but I figure with all these fun pieces; we're all winners here :-)

Happy sewing You-all 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Lisette Lisette How I love The.... Butterick 6244 Review

Love love love this little coat. I have to confess; it's just a wearable muslin though....

It's just so stinkin adorable and easy to wear; I'm in love with this pattern.....

Butterick 6244 Lisette Coat

Pattern Description: 

MISSES'/WOMEN'S COAT AND DRESS: Semi-fitted, unlined coat (wrong side shows) has front extending into collar, flat-fell seams, narrow hem, and shaped front hemline longer than back.

Pattern Sizing:

8 - 22W I cut a size 10

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes but shorter

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes they were easy enough but I chose to follow the sew-along form for The Lisette coat. Easy easy instructions and great pictures. This guide was great however I didn't see any instructions on finishing the sleeves.....

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

Easy enough to cut only three pieces however, this pattern requires a lot of pinning,  pressing and top stitching. It gets tedious but the result is so worth it.

Interior colar seam; pin pin....

Interior shoulder and neckline seams; pin pin pin.....

Fabric Used:

Vintage 100% wool I inherited from a friend a few years ago. Her grandma passed away and she let me stack claim to some beautiful pieces of fabric. This one was one of my favorites.

Notice all those pins indicate moth wholes......

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I shortened it by about 10" and cut away the front edge by about 4" to elevate all that fabric from the front because it was just too much for me.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I love this coat and would love to make it again but as a vest next time.


I highly recommend this coat. It's easy, stylish and works well as a light coat for milder

Outfit details:  Lisette coat me-made, flannel shirt, pleather leggings, sneakers, jewelry my own, bag similar, shades