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pre-quilted coating… pattern selection

physicsgirl | Posted in General Discussion on

I have some pre-quilted coating fabric in my stash (~4 yds). The fabric is white w/ white stitching.
I’m looking to make a unlined coat from this and would like suggestions. I’ve been considering things like Vogue 8307 (shortened and unlined) and Vogue 8600

Do you think either of these a good choice, or do you have other suggestions?


  1. stillsuesew | | #1

    I looked at both patterns and I think prequilted fabric may be a little thick for both, but especially for 8600. How stiff or heavy is the fabric. Is it finished on both sides? Both would have very thick collars if you have to face them.

    1. physicsgirl | | #2

      The fabric is finished on both sides (though one side is a bit "silver" and the other more pure white)... but I was thinking I would not face the collars and other edges and perhaps work the contrast to my advantage in some other elements.

    2. rodezzy | | #3

      I found and I believed I purchased a pattern specifically made for a pre-quilted coat fabric that is being sold at JoAnn Fabrics.  Unfortunately, I am at work at present and won't be going home from work.  I'll be traveling to Three Rivers MI for a 40 yr. reunion meeting.  However, I'll try to remember to look for it when I come home tonight and post the results on the web, or if I can, I'll go to JoAnn's at lunch time and get the pattern number. 

      1. KharminJ | | #4

        Hey Rodezzy! Hope you have/had fun at your reunion! Drive safe - we'll see you on the flip-flop! (Ooops - I might be dating myself, there!) (grin)Kharmin

        1. rodezzy | | #5

          Oops, I forgot all about the pattern.  I will take care of that today. 

          1. physicsgirl | | #6

            I looked a bit at some of my recent pattern splurges and noticed simplicity 2805 has "prequilted fabrics" suggested, and the white coat on the cover was what inspired me to get the pattern (along with the 99 cent sale!). I also notice hunting on their website now that Simplicity 2504 and 2812 also has such fabric suggested, but I'm no so keen on them. What's your thoughts on the 2805 coat?

          2. rodezzy | | #7

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            Is this the coat?  If it is, I love the white coat.  Is it a good style for you.  I love it.  The pattern for 2805 was a top (blouse) in Simplicity. 


          3. physicsgirl | | #8

            yeah,that's it (sorry about the typo!) I'll of course have to look at the facings and such, and perhaps par them down so there's not too many layers of the fabric. I also hear working with these pattern runway views are a bit of a pain with regards to calculating yardage (but since I only have so much of the fabric I guess manual layout will determine some options)... but I did think it was such a pretty coat. I think the style will probably work well for me... it's rather "military", and my current winter coat is the jacket of an Air Force uniform! ... do you think that white coat view would work well in a pre-quilted fabric? If you give me the go-ahead I'll go for it! Thanks so much for your help!

          4. rodezzy | | #9

            Because I have never seen you, I would be apprehensive to take full responsibility for giving you the go ahead on a project.  I can only be here for you as much as my skills allow.  Giving you as much help as I can to guide you (learning many things myself in the process) to a successful end result. 

            I would say that you will have to make the final determination. 

            Does this style generally look good on you?  You do have a military style coat, so it sounds as if it does.  Is the new pattern style complimentary to your body shape? 

            Have you worn an all white coat before and been pleased with it?  You also didn't send us any pictures of the fabric. 

            Maybe you should check out some stores and try on some white coats.  Maybe you can find some pre-quilted rtw coats and see how they handled facings for them.  I would go to the finer department stores to check out construction techniques.  Also, surf the web for ideas about pre-quilted garment construction.  I'll look today too.

            You don't want to make something and then not want to wear it.  I do like the pattern style myself, but I'm so wide open to trying things.  Take me with a grain of salt...giggle.  Make sure it is "your" project for "you" and make sure you are happy with it. 

  2. Ceeayche | | #10

    Due to the bulk, my recommendation would be to select a pattern with clean lines and a minimum of pockets, epaulettes, etc. for this. 

    You could go for a chic apres ski look and team it with slim black, charcoal or camel slacks. 

    Or  if you're tiny through the waist in proportion to the rest of your body and need a more general coat, I might try:

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    Either way I can't wait to see what you select!

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