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Coat Progress - Part 4

I'm just really not very good with in-progress posts. I thought it might be a good thing for a longer project like this coat, but I still just sew along without thinking to stop for pictures. Oh, well. I think this will be the last progress post before it is complete Woohoo!

Let's see...where are we?

The collar, which I didn't need to be so afraid of, is in.

Coat collar

After thinking about a few options, I decided to use weft-insertion interfacing in the collar and stand. To give the collar a bit of a roll, I used a lot of steam - first on just the undercollar, and then on the whole collar (upper and under) after it was together. After attaching the stand to the collar, I attached it around my pressing ham with pins, steamed the whole thing and let it sit overnight. I don't know how much of a difference that all made, but it didn't hurt anything.

Coat collar

The sleeves are set in with sleeve heads and shoulder pads.

Coat sleeve

They're also hemmed and lined.

Coat sleeve

The lining is partly inserted.

Coat progress
The colors of the coat and lining are truest in this picture.

All that is left is hemming, completing the lining and some top-stitching (and buttons and buttonholes, but I'm not including that right now). The next post should be the completed coat!


  1. Wow! Gorgeous coat! It looks so RTW. Beautiful sewing.

  2. Your coat looks gorgeous so far! Can't wait to see the finished garment!

  3. Wow Renee, your coat is looking really good! Can't wait to see it done.

  4. I just came across your blog this weekend. Your coat looks fabulous so far. I can't wait until it's finished.

  5. Beautiful! Those belt loops on the sleeve look so nice. Were they tricky to sew with so many layers?

  6. Wow, this is looking so professional! Great job so far.

  7. You did a great job on the sleeves. Very nice!

  8. Hello Renee! I just found your blog and am really impressed with your coat! I've never sewn a coat before, but it strikes me a pretty skilled thing to do. Yours looks great so far. It also looks like a complicated design. Your top stitching and the details make it look really professional. I am looking forward to the "big reveal" when we see your finished coat.


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