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Firefighter Red Sophia Coat – the Fit

October 12, 2012

The coat must definitely be worn with a shawl/cowl. The hem ist kind of “crisp”, which I think is due to the hem interfacing and should soften over time.

Again, this is the pattern drawing:

Regarding the fit, this coat has minimal shaping: no darts/princess seams in the front. The front is shaped only with a small armhole dart. I think the draft is quite well done: there are no shoulder seams. What one would first take as a shoulder seam is actually the neckline, the shoulder shaping in made with a sleevehead dart. You can see on the back photos that it’s shaped and well fitted in the back, and that view confirms that I can use a Japanese size 13 as a basis for my FBA, though I should maybe make a 2″-FBA instead of just 1 “, as you can see that the edge of my upper front flap doesn’t reach the armhole seam as shown on the pattern drawing. WHat do you think?

I like my coat and would recommend this pattern.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Shams permalink
    October 12, 2012 15:25

    Very nice! I like the collar and the bright red fabric.


  2. October 15, 2012 11:08

    Great coat, it will cheer you up wearing it in dreary winter weather!


  3. October 17, 2012 07:49

    Your coat look so warm and cosy! I love the bright cheerful colour, and that chic collar 🙂
    Thank you for the comment on my Miyake tunic, and no I didn’t have issues with the sizing. I did find it a bit blousy at first, which is why I stitched down an extra fold at the back, to tame that a bit. Also, stitching together the V neck at the front helped with the blousiness.
    Maybe you could go down a size if you find it too big?


  4. Mignon permalink
    October 25, 2012 16:51

    You look so wonderful in this coat, i really like it – and also downloaded the pattern last week. I want to wear it now, mean at this season now – here in Germany we have aleady 6-9 C in the morning (its windy on the bike ride to work) and I consider, if it works with a woolfelt? Which fabric did you use? LG Minni


    • October 25, 2012 19:31

      Hallo Minni! Wo wohnst du denn? Ich bin in Hamburg. Ich habe für die Jacke einen Wolljackenstoff genommen, ich denke walkloden funktionieren würden, so lange es nicht zu dick ist… Viel Spaß beim Nähen!


      • Mignon permalink
        October 26, 2012 06:10

        Hey :D! Ich wohn´ in Heilbronn! Also wirklich eine tolle Jacke, die steht dir super gut! Ja, ich glaube, ich werde auch Walkloden nehmen. Hast du dir ein Probemodell vorher genäht? Dachte zuerst an einen Wollfilz, aber ich glaube, der ist zu steif und zu fest. Also du machst immer ganz tolle Sache, verfolg Deinen Blog schon ein Weilchen! Lieben Dank, dass Du das teilst 😀 Liebe Grüsse aus dem wilden Süden an den schönen Norden:D


      • October 26, 2012 09:28

        Nein, ich habe kein Probemodell genäht. Ich weiß ja ungefähr, wie mir die tamanegi-kobo Schnittmuster passen. Danke für die netten Worte zu meinem Blog 🙂


      • Mignon Gnauck permalink
        October 26, 2012 09:51

        Ja, gerne doch :D… bin gespannt wie das bei mir wird. Schick gerne dann auch mal ein Pic! Liebe Grsse!



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