Well, the skirt was fun! As mentioned before, it’s six quarter circles, and it twirls magnificently. Perfect for a dancer, no? I didn’t hem it. It’s faced with a 2 inch self-fabric facing which is stitched 1/8″ from the lower edge and catchstitched on the upper edge.. The hem edges are left raw.
It’s above the knee in length, at her request. She doesn’t care for long “dowdy” dress coats. I did not match up the plaid on the skirt with the CF panels deliberately. I thought with the ample folds of the skirt, it would be nice to not have the edges match – sort of a continuation of the broken plaid lines in the skirt. I did match all the plaid horizontally at the seams of each quarter circle.
BTW, I didn’t get any pictures of her wearing it with her hands out of the pockets, so the sleeves all look completely wonked in these photos. You’ll just have to believe me when I say they are the perfect length and hang properly!
Whew! I’m so happy this project was a success and that DD1 really likes the coat. I had to wrestle her into agreeing to have it made (stylish leather jackets look ridiculous in the middle of winter with a party dress), and I think she’s happy she did. She’s wearing her silk & spiderweb lace LBD with it today, on her way to a school semi-formal. Happy dancing!
39 thoughts on “Blackwatch Plaid Coat: Finale”
Is this coat available for purchase? It’s so beautiful!
No, although I thank you for the compliment. It was custom made for my daughter, and I require local fittings to make one for a client.
Any chance your daughter would allow another coat just like this one to be made??? I am tartan-plaid obsessed, and Blackwatch is my favorite. I live in the United States, so we wouldn’t be in competition, lol!!!
So, so beautiful – you really did an amazing job – lucky daughter!!! ^_^
That is one seriously fun-to-wear looking coat! Not to mention practical. The green and blue plaid is gorgeous – she wears it well!
Thank you! She’s very happy with it, as am I.
The coat is amazing. I love the big collar and the length is perfect!
Thank you! DD1 would heartily agree with you on the collar and the length.
Lucky girl! You’ve made a coat that will last for years. thanks for all the ‘inside’ information too.
Very pretty, and your girl has a lot of style!
Yes, DD1 knows what she likes and what works for her. Makes it fun to sew for her!
What a fabulous skirt on the coat! It turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing all the progress on this one, it’s a stunner!
Thanks, Lisa! I like seeing how all the little steps result in a big project like this, too. It can be overwhelming at the beginning, so breaking it down into pieces helps me get to the end of the race!
What a fun couture coat! I think Dior would approve.
It’s spectacular! And it moves so beautifully.
Thank you! The photos captured the movement well.
Lucky girl! You made a beautiful coat. I can’t imagine how much fabric went into that skirt but it is so beautifully full!
I think about 2m of 150cm wide fabric went into that coat. I only had around 4m to begin, so I was scrambling at the end to get the skirt facing and the small bias pieces out of what was left after cutting the skirt!
I can imagine… So much fabric in the skirt! Lovely!
That’s impressive! Very nice coat.
You took a classic plaid and turned it into wonderful and modern!! All along while watching the progress…it looked perfect for an older adult woman…and then WHAM…it transforms into fun and flirting…your daughter is truly blessed!
Thanks, Mrs. Mole. She’s got a great sense of what she likes/wants and what works for her.
This style suits your daughter perfectly.
Delightful. Well done.
Thank you! Can’t wait to see the final results on your formal gown…. 😉
A beautifully sewn garment, as are all that you make. Your daughter looks lovely in the coat. What fun that skirt is. Great for twirling.
Oh this is beyond success- this is total envy of all you pass by- you probably have your own theme music when you wear it kind of fabulous!
DD1 will need to pick the theme music… probably some hip hop thing that would curl her mum’s hair!
A wonderful coat and a happy beautiful girl! A great job- compliment!
Gorgeous coat. Well done mum!
It was fun… in retrospect!
You did a great job of this coat – WOW. Your girls are lucky to have such a talented mama 🙂
I’m lucky to have three girls that love mom-made garments!
What a gorgeous coat! Fabulous work & a lucky girl.
Thanks! Lucky mom to have daughters for which she can sew!