The Willa Wrap Coat Sew Along!

Thursday, December 17, 2020

If you're wanting to try your hand at sewing your own Willa Wrap Coat, but are feeling hesitant or overwhelmed at the thought of fitting, sewing and finishing a coat, then you've come to the right place.

This Sew Along will hold your hand through all of the steps of sewing your Willa Wrap Coat. It includes detailed posts on fitting & common pattern adjustments, step by step instructions on constructing your coat (with detailed photos and/or video content), as well as additional ideas/suggestions on how you might want to adjust the pattern to suit your personal preferences.

The Sew Along will officially start on Monday 18th January (or a bit earlier if I can get all of my post-holiday ducks in row!), with a Fabric/Notions post coming next week, so that you can gather all of the supplies you need to start sewing in January.

Below is the list of the Sew Along posts in order of when they'll be published...

Pattern Adjustment Week:

  • Bicep Adjustment

  • Lengthening/shortening

  • FBA/SBA on a Darted Princess Seam (AKA a Dior Dart)

  • Forward/Backward Shoulder Adjustment

  • Broad Shoulder Adjustment

  • Interfacing all the things!

  • Assembling Belt + Hang Loops and the Belt

  • Constructing the Outer Front Coat

  • Constructing the Outer Back Coat

  • Assembling the Lining - Front

  • Assembling the Lining - Back

  • Assembling Front and Back Necklines/Shoulders

  • Stitching up Side Seams

  • Making and Inserting Sleeves (and what even is a Sleeve Roll anyway?!)

Pocket Week:

  • Sewing a Patch Pocket

  • Sewing a Lined Patch Pocket (with free pattern piece)

  • Princess Seam Pockets (with free pattern piece)

  • Attaching Belt Loops 

  • Attaching Lining to Outer Coat - Front and Collar

  • Attaching Lining to Sleeves

  • Finishing Front Bottom Corner

  • Inserting Buttonholes & Attaching Buttons

  • Hemming - Two Ways!

  • Finishing your Willa Wrap Coat and How to Wear it

This Sew Along is going to be pretty in depth and will finish sometime in March - good timing to keep you occupied over the end of Winter if you're in the Northern Hemisphere, and if you're in the Southern Hemisphere, perfect for you to have a finished coat ready for the cool weather to settle in.

I hope the Sew Along will fill you with the confidence you might need to tackle sewing a fully lined coat. I promise you can do it! Plus, you'll come out of it hopefully having learnt a few new techniques that you'll be able to take with you into your future sewing projects.

You can purchase your Willa Wrap Coat digital pattern here. Let's get sewing!!



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