This week we are bringing you the first in a series of sewing pattern reviews from the lovely Sandesh who blogs at Bedlam and Bird.
We've always admired Sandesh's style because her choice of fabric and colours are always on point. So every now and again she is going to review a pattern she loves and showcase our fabrics in new and exciting ways.
A review of the Papercut Patterns Sapporo coat
Once in a while a pattern comes along that just ticks all the right boxes, let me introduce the Papercut patterns Sapporo coat. The moment I it was released (last year), I loved it. The mixture of a simple/ elegant shape with clever and thought out pattern design details were a winner for me.
And it hasn’t disappointed. This coat is a dream to make as it comes together simply, with enough small detail to keep you interested whilst not overloading your sewing brain!
I’ve chosen to make it in this gorgeous metallic linen. My choice was the duckegg/gold but it comes in a few other fabulous colour ways!
The linen itself is a great weight, adding body to the coat, whilst being soft enough and super comfy at the same time. I have a feeling that it will only get softer with wear too.
I’ve lined it with this fab palm tree cotton available in store (which also comes in a white colour way).
As I only stand 5”3 I was a little worried about this coat swamping me slightly, as I usually don’t go for kimono type design due to extra fabric, but I’m happy with the result as the cocoon shape counters this. I did consider trying to reduce the length, but it seemed complicated due to how the pattern piece come together so decided not to. I did increase the seam allowance to 5’8 (from 1cm) to marginally decrease the shape, and it fits well.
I love the diversity of this pattern (check out Instagram all the inspirational makes) seriously this coat looks good in any fabric, but also the diversity of the coat, I can see me wearing it for a bit of sparkle when going out at night, it just throwing it over jeans to feel a bit more ‘dressed’.