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Green Goddess Coat

I've got a thing for green- particularly teal green. But, I don't have that much in my wardrobe to reflect that.  I've been collecting fabrics with this color for a while, and now have enough to sew a coordinated wardrobe with teal, black and silver.  There is a contest going on at Patternreview this month where you can win a $175 gift certificate for the best mix-and-match 10 piece wardrobe.  Although I can't finish by the end date (11/30), I am going to participate unofficially.   This jacket is my "topper".  It is McCalls 5987

This is a quickie to make because it is unlined.  There really isn't much too it- sew the shoulder and side seams, sew the sleeves together and attach the scarf.  Narrow hem by machine, and voila, you have a coat! Here is the back view.

I chose this jade green boucle wool and it is extremely warm.  It ravels like crazy, and I wish I would have taken a photo of the floor after I was done sewing it.  It looked like I had sheared a sheep! 

You can wear the scarf wrapped around you or just loose.  Here is a side view with it unwrapped.  I had originally added 2 inches to the coat because I'm tall, and just do this automatically.  But I ended up cutting off the extra length, so if you are a petite person, I think you'd need to significantly shorten the pattern.  It also had no closure, and I added a coat hook and eye at the center front, just in case it is a windy day, like when we took this photo!

Overall, I'm happy with the pattern and the way it turned out.  It is a LOT of green, which will take some getting used to.  As long as I tone it down with black, I think it will work though.


  1. Elegant and dashingly gorgeous! Very nice scenic photo of you in your new coat.

  2. Love your style choices, Ann! The teal coat is divine! Great to see this fabric already in action: I'm also working on it - just finished a sweater coat for my DD, and am finishing a short-sleeved tunic out of the remnant for me. My floor - thankfully not carpet - is also overgrown with this moss.

  3. Lovely - both the style and the color.

  4. What a beautiful coat Ann! I think the color is gorgeous!


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