A Kashmir Purple Coat for Fall!

Bae and I where hanging out in Ste-Rose, Laval last weekend. It was a beautiful Saturday. I had been waiting for the weather to cool down to finish this coat, put it on and take pictures for the blog. It was unusually warm in South Quebec these last 2 weeks. Also, I totally lost my sewjo and it lasted a good 3 weeks… Needless to say that I jumped on my sewing machine as soon as the temperature dropped. It was time to finish my only September make (seriously… how did this happen?) and take nice pictures for the blog!

I love to witness the change of color during fall season. These colors are usually the inspiration for my fall wardrobe. This Purple Kasmir Coating Solid fabric was kindly provided by Fabricville for a review on their blog. Read me HERE. 

Pattern Review

Pattern Description: Very loose-fitting unlined jacket and coat have front that extends into collar, dropped shoulders and side pockets.

Pattern Sizing: 4 to 26. I cut a size 8.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It looked different due to weight of fabric.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the length and the fact that is has pockets

Fabric Used: Fabricville Kashmir Coating Solid in purple

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None but I had to adjust do to weight of fabric being different than the recommended fabric!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I don’t think I will sew more versions since I have so many other coat patterns to explore!

Conclusion: It is a great coat pattern! However, I will have to wear it with a belt on cooler colder days since it has no closure! Due to fabric weight, mine will not be worn on milder fall days like the original pattern suggested!

Overall, I’m very pleased with my new coat! It is my second year in a row entering into fall with a brand new DIY Fall Coat. Let’s make it a tradition!

Talk to you soon!

Join the discussion

  1. The Sewing CPA

    Wow, so lovely. Definitely a great color on you. I love the pics; fall is by far my favorite season.

  2. Jolie

    Just Beautiful! The fit is fantastic. I absolutely love the shade of purple! Shall collars are a challenge and so alluring for me! And you nailed it! Thank you for sharing, it is an inspiration for me to get my sewjo back!

  3. Carmen

    That looks like a very rich coat! I want to make myself a nice winter coat this year, too.

  4. Karina @ Lovemade Handmade

    What a lovely coat! I like that you can wear it with a belt… it looks so dressed up when you do. And that purple is so captivating… what a great make for the colder months ahead!

  5. Myra

    This is definitely a lovely coat on you, Judith! I love the color and the fit!

  6. PsychicSewerKathleen

    Your coat is luscious! Beautiful colour and fit – it has wow factor alright 🙂

  7. Elizabeth Farr

    It’s beautiful Judith! The color is lovely and the scale is so dramatic which is just what a coat should be! But I’m with you on the front closure thing. I have to have some sort of front closure–I get too cold! 😀

  8. Terri

    This is gorgeous!! I’m so inspired and totally want one in emerald green! Beautiful work! 👏

  9. Anna marie

    Absolutely gorgeous love that purple on you

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