Hello again, today I’m talking about this fabulous Yvonne coatigan using a knit coating from Julia’s shop. As soon as I saw Julia post this fabric, I had to have some, I love the colours and the checks, and knew it would make a snuggly coatigan that would fit into my wardrobe.
The fabric is a heavy weight knitted coating, its 100% polyester. I washed it on a normal 400C wash and tumbled dried it. It washed and dried fine, I used a low/medium heat for pressing the seams.
The Yvonne coatigan has a relaxed fit and comes in two lengths. There are two sleeve options; a ¾ length deep wide sleeve, which I have used, and a slim long sleeve. It has a high back neck and three pocket options. The instructions are easy to follow, with text and photos, and it came together as I would expect.
Now, because of the checks I wanted to try and pattern match across the front and back. To do this I cut my back piece first and made a note of the checks at the bottom of the pattern piece on the side edges. I also pinned my fabric together before cutting making sure my checks matched up on the front and the back. This is because I cut the back piece on the fold.
To cut the front pieces I lined up the bottom of my front side with the same check position as the back. I am really pleased with my pattern matching! Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough fabric to pattern match the pockets, but I don’t think this is noticeable.
As the fabric is quite ‘bouncy’ I under stitched and edgestitched the facing to the front of the coat to help prevent the facing turning outwards, see the photo below.
My measurement are; bust 99cm, waist 86cm and hips 112cm – based on these I made a size M bust graded to a L at the waist. I am very happy with the fit.
I love how my Yvonne coatigan has turned out and the fabric is so warm and soft. This coatigan is going to get a lot of wear. I definitely recommend both the Yvonne pattern and the fabric if you are after a snuggly warm coatigan. I would say its suitable for a confident beginner too. I hope this has been useful and I look forward to seeing more Yvonne’s.
Thanks for reading, Rebecca x