It’s that time again! Well… almost. But if you’re like me, you like to plan ahead for your winter sewing. Mimi G made this pattern, the V8930 [oversized] coat, very popular. Last winter, this coat was my absolute favorite new coat!
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU: DIY Vogue V8930 Coat
I did, however, want to share some thoughts on this coat now that it’s time to think about new coat options for this upcoming season. Pre-mature, I realize, but I’m sure some of you can appreciate that.
Having used fleece to make this before, I learned a valuable lesson.
If you’ve ever purchased fleece from JoAnn’s before, you’ll know that there are 2 types of fleece you can get – anti-pill and blizzard, or glacier fleece.
Anti-pill fleece is softer, medium weight fleece. Blizzard fleece is what most sewing patterns refer to when instructing for fleece.
Please note: Not knowing the difference, I used the anti-pill fleece. After several wears, it loses its’ luster.
SUGGESTIONS: To maintain the look of your coat I would suggest using either a wool blend or blizzard fleece. Pair it with a matching, but different lining fabric to add some flavor to it! 🙂
For the record – I really do like this pattern from Vogue. I think it’s great for beginners and people getting back in the swing of sewing. Just please consider yourself warned when looking for your fleece! Blizzard fleece is what you need, or you can look to your normal coating fabrics, ie wool, wool blends, etc.
It’s your turn!
Have you tried this pattern in particular? Did you make the same mistake that I made? Tell me about it!! Leave a comment below 🙂
Until Next Time,