Finished peacoat!

Hurrah! I’m happy to share my finished peacoat.

almond rock vogue 7666 peacoat sewalong

This is Vogue 7666, a vintage 70s jacket, trouser and skirt pattern that I got in a random bundle of patterns for £1.50 at a car boot sale.

almond rock vogue 7666 peacoat sewalong

I wanted to join in the McCall’s peacoat sewalong that Rachel and the team at McCall’s were hosting on their blogs, but I wanted to sew this pattern so hopefully it still counts as taking part.

almond rock vogue 7666 peacoat sewalong

The coat was sewn over several weeks. As always, I made a toile because I didn’t trust the pattern to fit out the packet. I used an old curtain and turns out I needed to adjust the princess seams, armholes and sleeve length. I am pretty happy with the adjustments but might have taken too much out of the hips and could have made the princess seams a little snugger.

almond rock vogue 7666 peacoat sewalong

almond rock vogue 7666 peacoat sewalong

The outer jacket is made from a burgundy wool with tiny flecks of black and gold that are hard to see in the photos. It was £6 per metre from B&M Fabrics at Leeds market. The lining is black silk from a car boot sale too funnily enough. A woman was selling off her mother’s fabric stash and sold my mum a 2m piece for £1.50 which she gifted to me. A burn test proved it was actually silk. Lastly I have faceted burgundy buttons from Totally Buttons which were pretty expensive but really make the jacket for me so I don’t care.

almond rock vogue 7666 peacoat sewalong

The jacket has some cool instructions for tailoring which made me happy. Each piece is underlining and the fronts, upper back and collar are reinforced with hair canvas. I pad stitched all the canvas and installed twill tape along the fold lines of the collar.

almond rock vogue 7666 peacoat sewalong

almond rock vogue 7666 peacoat sewalong

The kicker is that while you can add bound buttonholes to the jacket you can only do it down one side. I would have much rather put bound buttonholes down both to make it truly double breasted but the facing doesn’t stretch far enough over. The lined vent is a nice touch and my home made shoulder padding worked a treat.

almond rock vogue 7666 peacoat sewalong

 What’s left to say! The jacket feels lovely and warm and I finished it just in time for the snow that’s threatening to land.

I do wish the weather was better for photos. Makes me a bit sad to make a jacket I’m so proud of but can’t get good pics of it because of the lame weather.

One thing I want to flag up if you didn’t know, is that this is the same pattern as Lauren’s ace plaid version which you can see here.

And here’s a bonus cat photo of Chewie blocking my view of the instructions.

almond rock vogue 7666 peacoat sewalong

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21 Comments

  1. It looks fab. Just in time eh? I have a vintage pattern pea coat to try but have yet to find the right fabric. Jo x

  2. Your coat is gorgeous!! I love this style of coat, and the collar is fab. I can see your vision on two rows of bound buttonholes, that would have looks great. But your bound buttonholes are all kinds of brilliant. Happy wearing!

  3. Love your jacket! If you have finished with the pattern I really would like to buy it from you. Please let me know.

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