Here's how this coat looked with no metal clasps but they arrived in the mail just this week!
Here's how this coat now looks with the metal clasps. Thank you dear postal service for such a quick delivery. I'm still toying with the clasp placement but they are a perfect match.
Minerva Crafts has a great range metals clasps to choose from.
I'm still very much 'Game of Thrones' influenced at the moment - hence the hardware closure.
It's lovely in real life.
McCalls 6657 is made for large checks and plaids so I took a chance and made View C with no test version. I know - daring right?
|Side seam pocket view with double belt loops|
- Roll shoulder adjustment
- Raised the pocket by 2.5cm
- Decreased the pocket bag depth by 2cm
- Eliminated the centre back seam to cater for fabric lines
- Added facing trim and coat hook trim
- Added double belt loops on the side seams to keep the belt secure
- Added lining
I'm still in awe as the lines follow across the back and collar.
McCalls 6657 is an unlined jacket so you only need to purchase the fabric and a few packs of binding from Minerva Crafts. This pattern has been in my pattern stash for ages, staring at me.
While trawling through the fabrics with Sam and the Minerva bloggers at Minerva in June, I didn't have any pattern in mind when I ordered this fabric so I took a punt to get the fabric, lining and metal clasps.
We worked out that I'd need my coat length, sleeve length and 30cm for a collar and pockets. I had just enough to get every piece I needed.
The metal clasps are hand sewn on. I've been resewing them a few times so the fit is right without the closure looking tight or falling open because they're too close.
|Also wearing Vogue 8774 jeans and CJ patterns cowl tunic|
I'm so excited because this coat worked first time! #cheesygrin
Thank you again Minerva Crafts for having such lovely fabrics and notions.