Saturday, April 14, 2007

Sewing Workshop Sandra Betzina Coat

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Posted on:10/9/02 1:25 AM
Last Updated:1/26/03 10:23 PM
Pattern Size:Regular
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Pattern Rating:I would definitely sew this pattern again

Although I labeled this as the Sandra Betzina Coat, I actually cut it from an old Vogue Tomatsu pattern (1440) from the mid 1980's. I made this pattern as a jacket back then and happened to wear it to a Sandra Betzina lecture I attended. She commented on my jacket and said she knew that pattern and thought it was a good one. A few years later, much to my surprise, it emerged as the "Sandra Betzina Coat" at Sewing Workshop. She modified it slightly by leaving off the cuffs, as I have done here also. She used a binding for the edges instead of the simple turn and topstitch edge on the original. Otherwise it is identical.

This is a quick and easy pattern to make and would be a good beginners choice. It has an easily applied collar and cut-on sleeves kimono style. Very simple. It is more like a duster really, since it is unlined and has a single button closure. I changed the buttonhole to a loop to accomodate my large button.detail. Very good for our California climate.

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