McCall's M5060--now out of print.
*(On a side note, why discontinue a nice basic pattern? This would never go out of style.)
I've been "working on" this coat for about 4 years now. Sad, sad, sad. Actually, I started it approximately 4 years ago and then it sat for almost 2 yrs.in a sack on my sewing counter, right next to my machines. I finally got the "wild hair" last year to finish a number of projects in my sewing room, this one included. Seriously, not sure why it took me so long because I love everything about this coat. And it only took a couple hours to put it ALL together, ready to wear.
The only drawback was that after being so long on the backburner, I apparently didn't have the same thread as I started with and it took almost an hour to pick out and then resew 8 topstitching lines. Then I was back in business with everything looking good. And it sat again. Until now.
All I had to do to finish it was sew the sleeve lining to the sleeve hem, same with the actual coat hem, make buttonholes and sew on the buttons.
Finally, I'm in business. So so happy!
- I made View B--single breasted shorter version in HOT pink, baby!
- Inset pockets instead of patch ones.
- Didn't put buttons clear up to the collar because, really, how often do you actually button up that far? I'll just wear it with a scarf instead.