Finished Project: 2013 Britex Wool Winter Coat – Vogue 8346

I purchased Vogue 8346 about two years ago and I sat on it, as I looked for the perfect wool. Last winter when I was moving from San Francisco back to So Cal, I had to make one last stop at my absolute favorite store, Britex. And there I found this amazingly soft green wool (I can’t resist anything green- it’s my favorite color!).

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THIS is what wool should feel like! Unfortunately last year’s pea coat doesn’t feel quite as nice. Although good wool can be a tad expensive, I highly recommend beginning sewers to try it out! The fabric works with you more than anything else out there!

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I think it looks a little baggy in the chest area. But that might be because I’m just wearing a tank top underneath and not something thicker (it’s still summer weather here!).  I choose to use 3 hooks and bars as closures. But if I find the right buttons, I’ll definitely add some.

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I used the collar from option D, but I shaved a whole 2″ off and I’m so glad I did! The pattern recommends using shoulder pads, which I tried, but they didn’t look right on me, so I took x-nayed those puppies.


I had just enough sew-in interfacing left over for this coat! Granted it’s not on grain, but I really can’t tell the difference with this. I am enjoying the process of hand stitching the interfacing!

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The blind stitches barely show on the hem. That’s how fabulous this fabric is!

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What makes this coat even more luxurious is the silk charmeuse lining! This was a LA garment district find.

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This coat is like wearing butter! I could probably sleep in it, but I won’t! 🙂


19 thoughts on “Finished Project: 2013 Britex Wool Winter Coat – Vogue 8346

  1. Hello, Your job is really nice ! I’ m working on the same model, with the same length. Just a question about interfacing : did U put it only on few pieces (front facing and collar) or a bit more anywhere else? The fabric I’m using is a cashmere and wool mix and I find it a little too thick….

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