Wednesday, 15 May 2019
It's a Coat...It's a Cardigan...It's the Rebecca Page Carli Coatigan Sewing Pattern!
Everyone needs some comfort in their lives - why not spoil yourself with the Rebecca Page Carli Coatigan pattern?
Make it as relaxed or fancy as you like.
Short or Long length, pockets or no pockets (WHY WOULDN'T YOU HAVE POCKETS??), Belted or not belted - the choice is yours.
I like how the back looks either with the belt done up or undone.
The shoulders sit nicely, and there's even a back seam.
It is easily sewn together with very few seams - so perfect for the beginner sewist.
I used this random sort of two way stretch super light fabric (it feels like baby fleece, but has stretch) from Fabricville.
It is also VERY lightweight, therefore works.
A bulkier fabric won't flow very well, and the drape at the front won't look as nice.
Some of the testers used Double Brushed Poly, others used lightweight sweater knit - both fabric types looking stellar with the Coatigan.
I LOVE the pockets.
The placement line is perfect - not too low or high.
The lengthen/shorten line is essentially the bottom hem - I took 4" off mine, as I'm only 5'-2", and the pattern is drafted for someone who is 5'-6".
You can see the nice flow in these pictures - it's just old school glam.
Try out a new easy pattern with the Coatigan, and tell me how it goes!