Meet your first coat project! Make a simple unlined coat or a classic pinafore dress with this staple set. It’s timeless look has a classic style with a button-up fastening.
Update your outerwear collection with The Eloise Set in UK sizes 6-20, a simple unlined design with a button fastening that can be made as a coat or sleeveless pinafore dress.
Along with making jeans, inserting invisible zips and working with slippery fabrics, coat-making is one of those scary sewing techniques that actually isn’t all that scary when you try it! And that’s especially true of this issue’s cover star, The Eloise Set – this simple unlined style is the perfect first coat project, or a speedy sew for an experienced stitcher.
You’ll master working with coating fabrics, adding buttonholes and buttons, inserting sleeves and attaching facings for a neat finish. Plus, the pattern also includes the option to make an easy-wear sleeveless pinafore dress, too. So, here’s to tackling those not-so-scary sewing techniques, boosting our dressmaking skills – and stitching a beautiful new coat for our everyday wardrobe!
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The Eloise Set
UK sizes 6-20, US 4-18 and EUR 34-48
You will need:
- Main fabric:
Dress A: 115cm (45in) width x 4m (41⁄2yd) for all sizes
Dress B: 115cm (45in) width x 3.7m (4yd) for all sizes
- Interfacing: 90cm width x 110cm for all sizes
- Buttons: 25mm (1in) x 10
- Large press studs: 10 (optional)
- Small button: 10-15mm (3⁄8–5⁄8in)
- Matching thread
- Basic sewing kit
Light-medium weight suiting or wool.
If you are using a lightweight suiting or wool fabric for the front and back facing pieces, interface them to add structure. If you are using a medium-weight suiting or wool fabric do not interface the facing pieces as this will add unnecessary bulk.
- Try coat making with this unlined pattern
- Insert buttonholes
- Use interfacing to add structure to your pattern pieces
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