Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sew What? Flower Power In The Winter Time, that's What! [Simplicity 1016 Pattern review]


Did you see my fabric? Seriously are you looking at this fabric??? I purchased this bold Maggy London print from Fabric Mart.  [they had about 20 yards on hand when I made this post] I used a J. Crew lime/neon cotton voile for the lining which is no longer in stock.
 I originally thought maybe a blazer [not Simplicity 1421] and a wide leg pant but then I decided that I needed to use some of my NEW patterns, because I only have like a zillion unopened patterns. So that is why I picked this coat as my first project. This is my new goal for 2016 to not repeat patterns but to use a new one for each new project......we'll see how this goes. I may need a reminder from time to time but ya'll got me right?
Pattern Description: Misses' & Plus Size Coat by Mimi G Style. Simplicity 1016 pattern Views A&B
Pattern Sizing: AA 10-18
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? This pattern was fairly easy to sew and if you need visual sewing help MimiG has tutorials for all her patterns which is super cool. I did peep this one so that I would be able to say it is helpful. If you're a beginning sewist, then this would be a bonus for you, click HEREI made this coat in all of 4 sewing hours, which did not include prep time.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  I fell in love with the sleeve installation for this coat it was the highlight of this pattern for me. The finish gives the coat a professional look. 
Fabric Used: Navy/Avocado/Cream Poly/Lycra Large Floral Stretch Twill Suiting.  J. Crew lime/florescent  green cotton voile for the lining
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I opted not to add buttons on this coat and keep it open since this is a spring coat and it has a belt that would help to keep the coat closed if need be...........side note: I determined for my pictures that if you're wearing the coat with the cape it looks better with buttons, so the top stays closed which the cape is on.
**I also made my own belt buckle out of two metal circles I had in my sewing supplies. I have no ideal why they were in my supplies but I used them. The belt is pretty epic if I do say so myself, and I do say so myself!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and Yes!!
Conclusion: I like this coat s lot and I think next winter I will make myself one of these babies.
 I love the Coat, 
I love he cape and I love he look, 
I hope you do too. 
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33 comments

  1. Love this! It is definitely the fabric that makes this stunning. I like your version better than the one on the envelope.

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    1. Right this fabric is off the hook! I love this coat, I still have a little of this fabric left, may make a pair of pants?

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  2. GAH....that fabric is fantastic! What an awesome make!!!!

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    1. I know this print is right up your alley! Thanks Sue!

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  3. Your daughter is wearing that coat...beautiful choices down to every detail. Michelle could you do a tutorial on the snaps you added and the belt you made? He would just take my sewing to the next level:)

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    1. I will put this on my tutorial list but it's super easy you can do it by reading the instructions on the package. I am going to make a post on fabric covered belts as well, stay tuned!!

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  4. Your name should be the That Bad Azz Chic! The coat is AWWW-mazing and the fabric choice is phenomenal.

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    1. I like that, we'll keep that name on the low-low though! Thank you Boo!

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  5. nice I have the pattern I guess I was a little scare because of all of the pieces...I will attempt but without the buttons I love this you are such an inspiration.

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    1. DON'T be scared of this pattern because it is super easy and there is a sew-along to help you visually while making this coat, that's one thing that is pretty cool about MimiG.

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  6. Once again, you've amazed me. I can't believe you sewed this coat in 4 hours. I'm working on this coat and cape right now and there's no way I could do it in that record time. I love all the photos, detailing the construction of the coat. Your sewing is impeccable. Those stitches are perfection.

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    1. Now remember Anita that was only the sewing time, no tailoring for this coat. I used the required interfacing, this is a quick and easy coat. baadaabing baadaaboom!

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  7. Gorgeous. Soooo pretty!!! I officially want a floral spring jacket like this. I am in love with the colors and print.

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    1. Go ahead, I think everyone should have a floral jacket, at least one!

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  8. Hi Michelle

    I just love this coat. You are artistic seamstress. I love your vision because
    I love bold colors and prints also AND you always have me in awe.

    Sew Gifted Renee.

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    1. You hit the nail on the head I look at creating these pieces like a piece of art, not everyone gets it but that's OK, they will still be talking about it. Thanks for stopping by Renee.

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  9. You slayed again sewing SHERO! Love the print and it is definitely one I would have purchased for myself for sure! Love it!
    Hugs
    Shari
    MyDailyThreadz

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    1. Yeah I could see you with this print for sure!! Thanks for the love Boo!

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  10. Omgawt!!!!! Michelle, you socked me in the stomach with this hit!!!!! one word: FABULOUS!!!!! Gurl I need this fabric in my life, fo real!!!!

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    1. Thank you Gurl, but I think they are all out now.

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    2. Great fabric and pattern variation. It's beautiful! You look fab in it!

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  11. Great sense of style, and lovely construction work.

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  12. Wow! Your coat is absolutely fabulous! I love everything about it! :)

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    1. Flower to the people! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I have this beautiful fabric and have yet to commit to a design. You did an awesome job.

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    1. Thanks! I originally wanted to make pant suit with this. I still have some left I may make a pair of pants that my daughter can wear with this coat.

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