Saturday, April 14, 2007

Loes HInse Classic Coat

Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:6/23/03 4:47 AM
Last Updated:6/23/03 4:47 AM
Pattern Size:Regular
Project Photo:photo
Pattern Photo:Loes Hinse Designs 5101
Loes Hinse Designs Pattern Information

Pattern Information provided by Ann Smith

Pattern Rating:I would definitely sew this pattern again
See other patterns in this category:Coat/Jacket
Available for sale on PR: Yes

Pattern Description: The Classic Coat is an unlined duster coat with welt pockets and set-in sleeve.

Pattern Sizing: The pattern includes XXS through XXL.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. I shortened the coat 2 1/2 inches as I am 5'3 and it dragged on the floor.

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are easy to follow but, as in most Loes Hinse patterns, they are a bit on the skimpy side. The welt pocket instructions are almost complete except the part about stitching down the little triangles at the edges was omitted. Also a mistake in the understitching instructions calls for the front edges to be understitched before the hem facing is stitched. If you do this as described, you have to rip out the understitching for a few inches to be able to sew the facing. Just sew the facing first, then understitch.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Easy to sew, flattering fit.

Fabric Used: I used a stretch denim that has an interesting 18th century scene design. I chose this pattern because I wanted a long, unbroken space to show off the print. Here is the back.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: At the last moment I decided to reverse the facing so that the solid side would show for a bit of contrast where the collar flips back. I also decided to roll up the sleeves for the same reason.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This coat delivers a lot of style while being very simple to sew. I definitely recommend it.

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