Testing the Yvonne coatigan pattern.

A few weeks ago I launched the Yvonne coatigan pattern. A simple edge to edge jacket/cardigan style with a choice of sleeves and pockets. As always the pattern was thoroughly tested by a lovely bunch of ladies who then gave me invaluable feedback. I took all the feedback on board and made adjustments to the instructions where needed.

There were a few changes to make things a little clearer on this pattern but despite this the ladies made some great versions.

Karen

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Karen made her version in navy cable knit jersey.I think this is the perfect versatile option, it could easily be worn with smart work wear as casual clothing.

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Shelia

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Shelia made this lovely jacquard jersey statement version for her friend who was very happy with it.

Rebecca

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Rebecca found this ideal fabric in her stash. She managed to squeeze it out but had to omit the pockets because there wasn’t quite enough. Even though pockets are great I quite like the streamlined effect of having no pockets. It shows off the textured stripe interest nicely.

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Abi

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

I love the way Abi has chosen a tonal colour for the pockets. She had to insert a piece at the back neck as well as she was slightly short on fabric. I think its quite effective, a unique designer touch!

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Abi’s flawless collar corner!

Irena

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Irena is new to the testing team and quite a seasoned sewer too. She made two versions both lovely. This version she drafted a lining and made into more of a jacket. This is definitely something that I might share as a tutorial maybe later in the year. The result definitely works well and makes the style into a great jacket.

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Debbie

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Debbie made this lovely version that has a slight sparkle. What a great idea for a low key evening jacket!

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Louise

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Louise went for boucle fabric this makes a great cosy version for chilly days and cooler months.

Yvonne coatigan pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Emma

Emma tried it out in a woven with a plan to wear it for work.

Its always great to see how everyone interprets the pattern. I love it when a style is versatile enough to fulfill different roles in our wardrobes. These ladies have demonstrated that this certainly can cater for different occasions.

I would love to see your versions if you feel like sharing. Send pics or tag on social media it would be great to see.

 

 

 

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Julia Claridge

I was about 6 or 7 years old when I had my first go on a sewing machine, it was an old hand crank machine that my mum used with her patients, she was an occupational therapist. I still vividly remember watching with amazement as the tiny perfectly formed stitches were created as I turned the handle. I Grew up in the 70’s and 80’s when buying clothes was less affordable and dressmaking was an answer to updating your wardrobe more regularly. My own mother was a talented dressmaker who made most of my clothes and my sisters clothes as well as a many for herself. I soon got involved with making my clothes, I loved the whole experience of picking out fabrics, trims and a pattern to create a new outfit, then going home to make a new garment or outfit. When it came to leaving school I visited a careers advisor who asked what I wanted to do next. My answer was ..Sew! Read more...

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