Butterick 6385: DIY Midi Khaki Quilted Coat

Butterick 6385 in pre-quilted fabric

Hi Readers,

In an attempt to get up to date with blogging, here goes trying to write and post a blog post from my phone for the first time! (I’m using the WordPress app for anyone interested).

Butterick 6385 in pre-quilted fabric
Butterick 6385 in pre-quilted fabric
Butterick 6385 in pre-quilted fabric

I’ve made this pattern once before (see here), and check below for my modifications to this version. The fabric for this version is a cosy pre-quilted fabric I purchased from eBay. It claims to be waterproof…I would say maybe shower proof. It’s a microfibre fabric quilted to a 135g polyester wadding. I wore this coat for a weekend away last week (sunny but cold Lancaster/ Morecambe Bay – see below for photographic evidence), and it was perfect. Lightweight but warm.

Butterick 6385 in pre-quilted fabric
Butterick 6385 in pre-quilted fabric

Pattern Modifications

Check my first version for previous modifications

  • Moved the Dior dart down by 0.75 inches and top stitched it.
  • Did a 0.5 inch sway back adjustment.
  • Cut the inner yoke on the cross grain due to fabric limitations.
  • Omitted all interfacing/ internal tailoring.
  • Took 3/8ths inch seam allowance for side seams.
  • Added shoulder pads.
  • Topstitched all seams and front edges and hems.
  • Added snap closures.
  • Bagged the lining out.
  • Added fleece to pocket linings.
  • For next time: possibly do a forward shoulder adjustment.

Overall, very happy with how this turned out. Didn’t seem so bad doing this on my phone, hopefully get caught up soon. Bye for now!

Butterick 6385 in pre-quilted fabric

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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk

10 thoughts on “Butterick 6385: DIY Midi Khaki Quilted Coat

  1. It looks great, not home-sewn at all! Did you bind the opening edges? I am interested in that detail.

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