OK so – last month, we made up our trousers. I almost perished here and there, but we got through it – with great results, to be honest!
So listen – this month we’re amping things up before our break for Halloween sewing in October. We are making an anorak – a loose-fitting, raglan coat featuring lots of pockets, sleeve tabs, a detachable hood – and a full lining!
It’s going to be legit!
The pattern we are using for this sew-along is the Andie pattern by Rebecca Page. There are two versions of the pattern: a child’s and a women’s (you can also buy both in the bundle). You can see plenty of great tester photos in the Facebook album!
Chest: 16 1/2″ to 30″
Bust: 30″ – 54″
Hip: 33″ – 57″
A reminder that for all sew-alongs in my Seams Legit series you need:
1. a machine with its manual; the machine needs to be tuned-up and sewing a balanced zig-zag
2. the supplies listed in the pattern, as well as a thorough read-through of the pattern you use
This sew-along will take place in installments:
1. September 25, 2019: cutting, interfacing, & marking [ video here ]2. September 26, 2019: back, loops, and straps [ video here ]3. September 27, 2019: coat construction [ video here ]4. September , 2019: finishing and hood [ video here ]
Rotary cutter and mat; marking tools & tracing medium
Sewing machine with balanced zig zag; sewing machine manual
Thread and machine needle: universal or sharp
Bottomweight fabric such as linen, suiting, twill, or cotton
Snaps or buttons
Drawstring (for optional hood)
Eyelets (for optional hood)
Non-stretch interfacing (1 yard)
So here’s what you need to do:
1. read through this post, & purchase your pattern & supplies
2. pre-treat your fabrics
Start here, with video 1: