Review: Vogue 9123 | A Perfect Plaid Coat!

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Don't you love when you find a hidden gem in a pattern? I do!  And this is what Vogue 9123 is, a hidden gem.  I completely overlooked this pattern since it was released.  And lo and behold, the perfect lightweight coat pattern!
We tend to have a lot of mild winter temps, and this coat is perfect for that type of breezy winter weather.  My perfect fabric is this Rose/Gray/Off-White Flannelled Wool Coating.  It's very lightweight and feels almost like a wool suiting.

I cut the size 14 straight from the envelope.  I didn't have to make any adjustments.  I am so winning! And based on the fact that I wanted to use a plaid fabric, this pattern has limited seaming... a couple of darts.  Nothing to freak out over.  So as far as uneven plaids go, this one was pretty simple to match a the seams.  And just remember this: Always cut plaids out on a single layer.  And match the print at the seam line and NOT the cutting line.  And also, I like symmetry so I made sure that the prominent pattern detail was centered, front, back and even the sleeves.
My lining fabric is this glorious silver silk charmeuse.  
Such a dream to work with and it feels so luxurious to wear.  I finished my facing with an off-white satin bias trim.  And my lining is free-hanging.
The coat is lightly tailored.  No fancy interfacings this time.  But I did add a back stay, custom 1/2" shoulder pads, sleeve heads.  
As someone who is not the greatest fan of prints or pink, I'm so glad that this pink plaid spoke to me.  It's great statement coat.  I'm sure I'll have fun wearing this!
Styling tip:  I kept my coat fun and casual by pairing it with my dark denim Kendall Skinnies, a light grey sweater and a white pump and bag.  Such a great way to brighten up a cold and dreary day!

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24 comments

  1. its gorgeous. perfect cut

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  2. This is lovely! You have been busy with coat-making this year. Another win.

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  3. Beautiful!!! Love how you styled it.

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  4. You've inspired me to try making a garment again, after years of quilting. This is so stylish! I might try it in an Aztec-inspired print. Thanks for this!

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    1. An Aztec would be beautiful!

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  5. Love it! How do you make your custom shoulder pads? You probably discussed this previously, but I can't find the link.

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    1. Patsijean, they're located in the both post for my camel hair coat and the gray mohair coat. Thanks!

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  6. Burberry inspired but better. Love that grey silk lining. Meg at the McCall Pattern blog talked about this pattern as well. Fabulous for our southern winters (most of the time) and Spring.

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    1. I was totally inspired by Meg's coat! Thanks Fauxgetaboutit!

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  7. Beautiful job! I also love this plaid print and color and you have styled it perfectly.

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  8. This is gorgeous! What a statement!

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  9. Beautiful! I have this pattern and have wanted someone to make it up in a lightweight wool so that I can check it out! You read my mind! Its a great statement coat and perfect for mild winters!

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    1. It sure is and you can drive in it! Thanks Elizabeth!

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  10. Erica,
    White shoes after Labor Day?!!! I love how you think! Coat is fab too!

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    1. Of course! No one follows those antiquated rules anymore! Thanks Sheri!

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  11. I love everything about this coat! You look beautiful too. The color is such a cheerful color for drab winter days. Perfect!

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  12. Appreciate the comment on patttern matching.
    This is such an important aspect of design and construction that I feel is often overlooked.

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    1. It's overlooked a lot! Thanks Miss J!

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