In my last sewing project, we looked at, and made the Burda Style 7422 Cape. I am a big fan of the cape as a winter garment as it’s a little different from the norm, however, I know it’s not to everyones taste.
Therefore, in this next sew-a-long, I’ve chosen a more classic sewing pattern to make.
I do hope you’ll join me in making the Butterick B5401 Lined Coat.
The sewing project itself is fairly easy and not a bad one for beginner fashion sewers to get their teeth into. I would advise however, that before you start this particular sewing pattern, you should have previously completed one or two easy sewing projects and can sew in a straight line.
Fancy giving it a go – then read on!
A Checklist For The Butterick B5401 Lined Coat
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So first, let me introduce you to our sewing pattern. We will be making STYLE B (the purple coat)- see below
The coat that we will be making, is described as -
A-line in two lengths, one of which is ¾ length to the hip. The other two styles are above the knee with princess seams and bell sleeves which are ¾ length except style C which has a straight long sleeve. Coats B and C have side seam pockets (inseam pockets). Coat B has two snap closures.
A beautiful and classic winter coat I hope you agree!
If you wish to take part in this sewing project, then you can purchase the sewing pattern at all good fabric stores. You can also purchase the sewing pattern online and I’ve provided you with a link below -
A word of note – Remember to check the back of your sewing pattern envelope as it will give you all of the required information for all necessary meters and yardage required for a custom fit.
Suggested Fashion Fabrics For The Sewing Project
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A Suitable lining
The Notions For The Sewing Project
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One large button
One large snap closure or two if you are choosing to complete style B
Correct size needle for your fabric choice
The Tools Required To Complete The Sewing Project
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Paper scissors for cutting the tissue pattern
Pins and needle
Full length mirror (desirable – not essential)
Preperation For The Butterick B5401 Lined Coat
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As with most of my sewing projects that I feature here at Fashion Sewing Blog, I prefer to start sew-a-longs at a point somewhere near to the construction stage.
If you want to be ready for part 1 of the sew-a-long and wish to take part, you will need to -
1 – Cut out your sewing pattern pieces, and if they are creased, just give them a press with a warm iron.
2 – Tissue fit the sewing pattern and make any neccesary alterations.
3 – Make sure that your pattern pieces are placed onto the fabric grain lines correctly.
4 – Cut out your fabric using your fabric scissors, transfering all of the pattern markings.
5 – Staystitch the coat pattern pieces and interface the sections shown on your sewing pattern.
Don’t worry if these 5 stages send your head into a spin. You will find FREE tutorial video’s demonstrating all of these stages (and a lot more besides) at my FashionSewingBlogTV Channel.
I do hope you can join me next week for the start of the Butterick B5401 Lined Coat Sewing Project.
If you wish to make a start now, simply click -
If you have any question regarding this project, or anything else, then please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Happy fashion sewing
Colleen G Lea