Thursday, September 4, 2008

My Sandra Betzina Coat (Vogue 1060)

As soon as I saw this coat, I knew I had to make it. At Fabricville where I work, we are encouraged to make displays. Each of us has a budget allowance, so the items we sew must stay on display for two months then we can take them home. We must finish our displays within two weeks of taking the fabric, pattern,and notions home. It is a great incentive to sew .
I usually start my project at 9:00 in the morning and I only stop for an hour for lunch. In other words I regard it as a work- day. (except we only get a half hour lunch at the store.) By the way, I only work one day a week at Fabricville so I have lots of time to sew!

I chose a black quilted stretchy faux leather for my coat and it worked out very well,I think.

The inside of the fabric is a fleece.

I used the fleece as a design element.Instead of the facings, I simply turned the seam allowance and top-stitched. Before this, I serged all the pieces using only three needles and black wooly nylon in the upper looper for a nicer finish.I really like the result!

This is me in my Sandra Betzina coat looking at least 10 lbs. heavier than I really am! What's with that?
In any case this will be a great little coat for those cool fall and spring days. If you want to see more pictures, check out my Flickr site.


Bachelor Paul said...
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Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Hi Diana, Your blog looks great!
You did a wonderful job! I loved your Vogue 1060 jacket so much I had to buy the pattern today, and am now trying to decide if I'll make it in the black fabric - like yours :) or the redish one.
I'm so happy you're now on line :)
I'm off to read some more of your entries!

Claire S. said...

Hi Diana - I found your blog by way of 'Ann's Fashion Studio' (who I check in on regulary - although I don't think I've commented there yet...oops) and being the true Maritimer that I am, I had to check it out right away.

I'm not in NB anymore but I grew up in Saint John but never heard of Scotchtown til now - google maps to the rescue ! A lot of my summers were spent in Cambridge Narrows & Jemseg and there you are just on the other side of the lake :-)

I love the pieces you've posted so far - your grand-daugher looks great modeling your outfits !

Your grandson and new granddaugher are cuties too :-)

Sew Passionista said...

Thank you Ann and Claire for your kind comments. Its really nice to hear from both of you. Ann I really enjoyed talking to you yesterday at Fabricville.And thanl you for the warning about the spammer.

Cennetta said...

Diana, I love your version of this coat. You did a great job of incorporating the fabric weave/texture into the coat design. You look fabulous. I thought about buying this pattern at the last JoAnn's pattern sale. Now that I see your version I think I pick up a copy at the next sale.

Sharon said...

I found your blog doing a google search for this pattern. I just finished a version of this coat myself and posted it on my blog and was curious if there were other versions posted out in blogland. I agree that this is a great coat pattern. I like the fabric you choose to sew you version in. It'll be interesting to see all of the variations as people begin to sew and review this.

Hooked Rug Studio said...

Hi Aunt Diana,

I came accross your blog today. You have done a great job and your jacket looks great. I don't sew anymore. I think that almost 20 years in design was enough for me.
Have a great Christmas say hello to everyone for me.
Rachelle LeBlanc