This pattern was released in 2019. This jacket with no closure is a mix between a coat and blazer (look at the pointy collar).
This is a very structured jacket, with seam lines that draw the eyes to them.
Look at the back lines, so pretty, right? When I made the back, I had a bit of shifting of said lines. I went “oh, that’s fine”. The day after, I un picked eveyrthing because that was not fine at all, it was ruining the whole back. These lines are the main feature of the jacket and I would mess them up??, No way. So I hand-basted the seam lines and got a nice corner at center back.
This pattern has no lining included, but you can buy the lining add-on.
This pattern can be sewn either in wovens or stable knits.
The red Lurex Tania coatigan
This red knit looked perfect for the job. Thanks to Lurex, you get this nice shine. The red color is rather muted, but is enhanced due to the sparkling of Lurex.
I sewed it with my sewing machine. I didn’t want to use my serger because I wanted to do a Hong-Kong finish on my seam allaowances.
Honestly, it took me ages!!! Making the bias (some scrap fabric from my Livia top), sewing the first pass THEN sewing the second pass took me much more time than actually sewing the whole coatigan!
But this finishing technique is so pretty that it was time well spent.
If you’re interested in finishing techniques, I may shoot a tutorial on the A to Z Hong-Kong finish. That takes time, but the result is worth it, trust me. You can add a bit of pop in an unlined garment just by using some fabric scraps (and it’s a good stashbuster…).
Well, do you like this coatigan? I find it to be a nice mix between chic and comfort. Alors, il vous plaît ce cardi-blazer? I may sew another Tania, but with woven and a lining this time. Something deep blue probably.
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