Another Oval Coat (Yuko Takada)

Another Oval Coat (Yuko Takada)

Ages ago, well two posts ago (which is ages, we’ve been a little slow with blogging around here this winter), I promised to post some photos of the toile I made of this Oval Coat, my favourite winter make. I wanted to show the same pattern in quite a different fabric – mainly because I love it when sewists do that as I helps me to decide on whether I should commit to a pattern. Fabric can make such a difference.

 

Another Oval Coat (Yuko Takada)

Another Oval Coat (Yuko Takada)

Another Oval Coat (Yuko Takada)

 

So here’s my quick and dirty toile of the Yuko Takada Play with Patterns Oval Coat. Hastily sewn because I just wanted to get the darn thing tested so I could move on and make my ‘real’ version out of my beautiful fabric. So this coat was a toile very firmly destined for the school fete box.

The fabric is a vintage wool from Crossley Job Lots, which has been waiting patiently buried in my fabric stash for years. It’s densely felted and works really well on an unlined jacket – it sits well and holds its shape. I suspect this fabric was made for a line of men’s dressing gowns in the 1950s, which makes me quietly smile. Old man dressing gown – a good look, right?

 

Another Oval Coat (Yuko Takada)

Another Oval Coat (Yuko Takada)

 

I made the largest size and lengthened the sleeves because I always do. Am I a monkey or do patterns have short arms? Don’t answer that.

Regrets? I have a few with this one…. Firstly, why didn’t I hem on the edge of the black check and cut out that little bit of awkward grey that runs along the hem and the sleeves? It bothers me. Secondly: my mid check pocket slash. I so wish I’d positioned those slashes on the edge of a check. However after a little lament on Instagram, lovely Insta-sewists counselled me through that one. So thank you friends – it’s no longer a regret, I’m embracing that slash.

This pattern is such a good one – I wear this old man all the time (when I’m not wearing the other one). Even in the face of sewing regret and school fete guilt.

 

Another Oval Coat (Yuko Takada)

Another Oval Coat (Yuko Takada)

Oval Coat (Yuko Takada)

Oval Coat (Yuko Takada)

Oval Coat (Yuko Takada)

Oval Coat (Yuko Takada)

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