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Friday, May 20, 2016

The Hoodless Pepernoot Coat From Waffle Patterns

I had great fun doing the sew along for the Waffle Patterns Pepernoot Coat. While working on the coat, I found the pattern to be quite versatile. Below you see Yuki's version which has the faux fur band on the hood and the quilted lining. A great coat for super coat weather.


As you know, the coat on the left was made for the magazine and the coat on the right was done for the sew along. Although both have a hood, they look quite different. Of course the fabric alone is going to set them apart. 


Just in case you missed the post I did with me in the coats, here's a follow up picture. I've just about worn out the squiggle coat. It has really become my go to jacket on cool days. I think that most people would not realize that the two coats came from the same pattern.

During the sew along,I mentioned that the coat could be made without the hood. I was asked to do a tutorial on how to do this. The changes that need to be made to the pattern in order to delete the hood were posted HERE. I decided that I would like to have a hoodless version. Below is my almost finished coat.


For quite some time, I have wanted a denim jacket in my wardrobe, so I thought this would be a nice opportunity to make one up. 
If you would like to do a hoodless version,  remember that the zipper will stop below the neckline rather than run up into the hood, so you can get by with a little shorter zipper than called for in the pattern.


As I showed you in the previous post, the placket will need to be shortened and it too will stop below the neckline.


I decided to do a lot of top stitching. 


I even edge stitched the darts with my top stitching thread. Please excuse my washed out pictures.


Another shot of the top stitching detail on the shoulder.


And finally, the lining. A rather patriotic coat ;)



The coat has yet to be pressed, but this at least this gives you an idea of how it sits on the neckline. Without the hood, it's not a coat for cooler days, although a turtleneck sweater or a scarf could be worn with the coat and either of those options would give it a little more flexibility.


I think this is going to be fun version to wear with jeans and skirts alike. Now off to finish the coat!

You can check out all of Yuki's innovative patterns HERE.

Happy Friday :) 



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13 comments:

  1. I like this version the best. I find that hoods just get in my way. Give me a good hat or a scarf any day.

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    1. Thanks Jenny. Wait until you see it on, really cute :) I have a ton of the fabric I used for the lining. I think I will make a scarf and then decide if I want a top, dress, whatever.

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  2. Wow, your topstitching looks great!

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  3. Nice coat. And wonderful top stitching. All 3 look so different. It is great when a pattern is so versatile.

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  4. It's wonderful to see different versions of the "same" coat. Good ideas for a simple change of fabric or detail to make an entirely different look.

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  5. I like the hoodless version best as I would never wear a hood. Boy I wish I could top=stitch like that!

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  6. Wow, that coat looks so completely different from the other two, and they look very different from each other. What a versatile pattern. Your topstitching looks fab. Xx

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  7. A denim coat, what a brilliant idea, I will put it on my to-do list. I think the hoodless Pepernoot coat would also look superb in suede or leather.

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    1. Oh my goodness,please don't tempt me into making yet another!!! ;)

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  8. Beautiful coat. Really beautiful.

    Rhonda, it came today, the book, I'm thrilled! Thank you for the chance to know about it and own it.

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    1. I'm so happy that you like the book :) Thanks for letting me know that it arrived. Enjoy!

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  9. Fabulous! Love the topstitching.

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