For me it`s the second round in the Battle of the Stitches. See my first Battle here. It`s a nice competition without any fight factor. It`s just about pushing each other, to sew something special, within the same theme. My fellow competitors are:
Olu of Needle and Ted
Toya of Made with Toya
and Sara of Made by Sara
It`s a pleasure ladies! I can`t wait to see what they all did! Be sure to check it out!
We all love vintage patterns and designs. So this battle is all about the bygone times. A stitch back in time we call it.
I was searching for a 60`s style sailor coat pattern, I saw once on Etsy. Sadly, I wasn’t able to find it anymore. Nowhere. I had already fallen in love with the design, I couldn’t think of sewing anything else. I just had to be this kind of coat. My only choice was to draft my own version, in keeping with the 60`s flair.
So I did, I drafted it myself. I sewed a muslin and had to buy some nice wool for it to be just like I imagined.
My Little Bean and I went to the local fabric shop, and found the last meter of a gorgeous wool and a little fabric scrap, just enough for the collar and a bonnet (a vintage coat needs a matching bonnet doesn’t it?). Lucky days!
And here it is…
Fliegfederfreis 60`s inspired Sailor Coat
The pattern is an A-line style coat with a sailor collar, ranglan sleeves, welt pockets, a box pleat in the back, a button closure with fabric bound buttonholes and a full lining.
The wonderful vintage buttons where a gift from Marte. I hope I won’t loose any, I only have 5 of them. Thank you Marte, I love your buttons!
The first snowy winter day in Switzerland, a dream to take pictures of a coat.
The bonnet is reversible, I used the left-overs of the coat. So it`s warm and cosy and thanks to the wool, a bit weatherproof. The pattern and tutorial is from Toya. I hope she doesn’t mind but this is a friendly contest. Thank you Toya your bonnets are just too cute!
My girl loves her new coat as much as I do. That’s unusual when it comes to handmade stuff those days. She thinks it’s nice and she looks pretty in it. Jackpot!
I’m thinking about turing my pattern into a pdf for you. Would you be interested? Let me know!