This fabric kept grabbing my attention when I visited Minerva Crafts in June. It’s got the colours I wear but plaid/checks. I’ve never used this type of plaid before – until now.
It’s lovely in real life.
McCalls 6657 is made for large checks and plaids so I took a chance and made View C with no test version. I know – daring right?
McCalls gives you the dimensions on the pattern pieces for bust, waist and hips. I made Extra small at the bust and waist and used Small for the hips.
|Side seam pocket view with double belt loops|
- Roll shoulder adjustment
- Raised the pocket by 2.5cm
- Decreased the pocket bag depth by 2cm
- Eliminated the centre back seam to cater for fabric lines
- Added facing trim and coat hook trim
- Added double belt loops on the side seams to keep the belt secure
- Added lining
All the tech notes are here.
McCalls 6657 is an unlined jacket so you only need to purchase the fabric and a few packs of binding from Minerva Crafts. This pattern has been in my pattern stash for ages, staring at me.
While trawling through the fabrics with Sam and the Minerva bloggers at Minerva in June, I didn’t have any pattern in mind when I ordered this fabric so I took a punt to get the fabric, lining and metal clasps.
We worked out that I’d need my coat length, sleeve length and 30cm for a collar and pockets. I had just enough to get every piece I needed.
The metal clasps are hand sewn on. I’ve been resewing them a few times so the fit is right without the closure looking tight or falling open because they’re too close.
|Also wearing Vogue 8774 jeans and CJ patterns cowl tunic|
I think I’m ready to wear a few more layers underneath this coat when head off to the rugby. We have a weekend in the ‘Outback’ soon so this coat is going to be worn a lot this winter.
Thank you again Minerva Crafts for having such lovely fabrics and notions.