V1467 pea coat sew along hosted by the McCall Pattern Company

It may be the last unofficial week of summer here in the US, but we are so ready to talk about sewing pea coats for fall. In case you missed it, we’re about to kick off our Fall 2015 Sew Along. This time we will be sewing Vogue Patterns V1467, the pea coat pattern by Anne Klein. Joining us as sew along co-host is Rachel of House of Pinheiro. Rachel is a really talented home sewer and we always want one of everything she makes. Did you catch her hugely popular Instagram meme that just finished, #sewphotohop?

Here’s the working schedule for this sew along:

Week of: Post
8/31/2015 announce sew along schedule
9/7/2015 picking fabric and pre-treating it
9/14/2015 making a muslin
9/21/2015 Prep work; cutting your fabric; marking your pattern pieces; underlining (if applicable); creating bias binding; reinforcing and stay stitching (Steps 1-2, step 11, steps 16-18)
9/28/2015 Front: Attaching pockets & side seams, topstitching (steps 3-8)
10/5/2015 Back & back lining: (steps 9-22, 35 & 37) and sleeves: (steps 23-29) Sleeve lining.
10/12/2015 Facing & lining assembly ( Steps 30-34 & 38-40) and Collar (41-54)
10/19/2015 Hem and Finishing (55-58)
10/26/2015 Buttonholes (59 -64)
11/2/2015 Parade of finished coats


Below is a blogger badge for sew-alongers. Just copy and paste it to your blog, but please link it back to this blog (blog.mccall.com). We will set up a Flickr group this week where we can share our construction and progress photos with each other. Hashtag is #v1467sewalong.
blogger badge for V1467 pea coat sew along

Two things we always get asked about participating in sew alongs: One, do I need to sign up to be in the sew along? No, there is no sign up. You can let us know you’re participating by leaving comments on posts here and on Rachel’s blog, tagging photos on your social media with #v1467sewalong, or posting photos to the forthcoming Flickr group. Or, you can participate quietly on your own without leaving any kind of social media footprint. Your call!

Two, what if I can’t keep up with the schedule? No worries! Relax, this is a go-at-your-own-pace sew along. We will leave all the sew along posts up indefinitely so you can reference them in the future. If you feel like you have to stick to a tight schedule you won’t enjoy yourself as much.

Next week Rachel and I will both be talking about choosing fabric for our pea coats. Stay tuned!