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Pattern Review: McCall’s 6656 – Unlined Coats

Threads magazine - 170 - Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014
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Sewing tip: For a reversible jacket, make a double-cloth version with flat-felled seams.

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McCall’s 6656

This unlined jacket with four views and two length variations has front princess seams, lower sleeve bands, and a dramatic shawl collar exposing the fabric’s wrong side. The sewing steps are straightforward, but monitor the orientation of pieces carefully. Our tester noted in the step 2 illustration for View D, the collar is correctly shown sewn with right sides together at center back, but the text instructs to sew with wrong sides together. Beyond trimming the seam allowances, no instructions are given for finishing the neckline seam. Our tester recommends binding it and flat-felling the other seams. These designs are ideal for sweater knits, tweeds, reversible faux furs, and real or faux shearling. The sample coat is sewn with faux fur from Fine Fabrics of Santa Barbara.

(Sized Misses’ XS-XXL [4-26] for busts 29.5-48 in.)

Sewing Tip: For a reversible jacket, make a double-cloth version with flat-felled seams.

– Tested by Eve Kovacs, Woodridge, Illinois

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