This week in the #V1467SewAlong we’re all about choosing fabric for your pea coat. But first, do you know the history of the pea coat? That it’s been around since the 18th century? Read this interesting blog post for more pea coat history and photos.
So let’s talk about choosing fabrics for your pea coat. Wool is the time-honored choice, and probably what most of us will choose for our pea coats. Sew along co-host Rachel has just written a very comprehensive post about selecting wool fabrics, so do read her thoughts on this if you want to make a wool pea coat.
But the great thing about us sewing our own pea coats is that we don’t have to make them from wool, and we don’t have to stick with navy as a color either. Below are some examples of jackets we found in various fabrics that would work well with V1467 (Anne Klein for Vogue Patterns):
Save on your pea coat fabric! Your favorite online sources for fabric have given us special sew along discounts to pass on to you:
Fabric Mart: 25% off coupon code good toward their wool category. Use code MCWOOL25. Valid on full-priced fabrics. No other discounts or coupons apply and not valid during site-wide or category sales. Expires September 25, 2015.
Gorgeous Fabrics: 25% off list price of wool fabrics with coupon code. Expires September 23, 2105. Use code V1467ALONG.
Fabrics & Fabrics: 10% off all fabrics by the yard (does not include swatches) through September 30, 2015. Use code vWgMO068M9.
Britex Fabrics: 20% off all regular-priced fabrics through September 23, 2105. Use code VogueBritex.
V1467 Sew Along resources: We have a Pinterest board with interior and exterior detail photos of the actual sample Anne Klein pea coat, and we’ve just pinned a bunch of inspiration photos to it as well. Our Flickr group is now live, and this is the place to share your work-in-progress photos if you’d like. And remember to use #V1467SewAlong when you share images on social media.
Next week on the Sew Along: Rachel talks about making a muslin as a first step on her blog. How are things going with your pea coats?