1950s | Coats

Retro Butterick Coat 4928

January 14, 2012

Hello to all!

I’ve read SEW RETRO for several years now.  This blog has encouraged me (finally!) to start sewing vintage and vintage-style clothing.  I think vintage outfits are so much more stylish than the fashions of today, and I especially love vintage dresses. 

I also enjoy decorating my home (in a rather eclectic traditional and vintage-y style).  I’m also an (ahem–older) student at Dallas Theological Seminary, returning to school after raising  our boys.

I am please to share a recent, and much needed, creation—a red wool swing coat.

This pattern is now OOP, but has been hanging around in my sewing room for several years, begging to be sewn. 

Sizing: It comes in extra-small, small, medium and large.  This pattern seems to run large (I made an extra-small).

Did it look like the illustration? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?  Pretty much, except for the lining instructions, which I just couldn’t fathom!

Alterations?  None              Fabric Used: Light weight red wool

Would I sew it again? Recommend it? I won’t sew it again for a while (it’s fairly distinctive) and would recommend it.  Just watch out and make sure the lining is cut long enough (again–probably my fault!).  See my blog for more details! (Here and here)

  1. I love this coat. I snatched the pattern up when Joanns was doing there 99c sale. I have yet to make it. I should probably get to it before winter is over!

  2. I am so excited to see your results!! I ordered this pattern online a couple of weeks ago, and while waiting for it to arrive I am on the lookout for the right fabric. I’ll check out your blog before I get started 🙂

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