V8930 Blanket Coat Revisited

V8930 Blanket Coat Revisited

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!

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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.

Vogue V8930

V8930 Blanket Coat

Having used fleece to make this before, I learned a valuable lesson.

Vogue V8930

V8930 Blanket Coat

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.

Vogue V8930

V8930 Blanket Coat

Anti-pill fleece is softer, medium weight fleece.  Blizzard fleece is what most sewing patterns refer to when instructing for fleece.

Vogue V8930

V8930 Blanket Coat

Please note: Not knowing the difference, I used the anti-pill fleece.  After several wears, it loses its’ luster.

Vogue V8930

V8930 Blanket Coat

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! 🙂

Vogue V8930

V8930 Blanket Coat

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, 

XOXO 🙂

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4 Comments

  1. September 24, 2015 / 3:41 PM

    I plan on remaking this one as well. I didn’t know the difference between the fleeces. Thanks for sharing!

    • afashionaddict
      September 25, 2015 / 11:40 AM

      Thanks, Eryn! 🙂

  2. October 19, 2015 / 12:22 AM

    Thanks for sharing the different types of fleece. I made 2 of these coats last winter and definitely plan to make a couple more next month.

    • afashionaddict
      October 20, 2015 / 9:07 AM

      I’m glad this info helped. It’s such a versatile coat, so having a durable fabric is important!

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