Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Double-Faced Wool Is Perfect for Coat

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Double-Faced Wool Is Perfect for Coat

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Dear Eunice Farmer: I found a very expensive coat made of double-faced wool, with no lining, no facings, simply edged in a serged stitch. It was completely reversible. I would love to make one.

Double-faced wool is available in my area. Could you provide a pattern, please?

I have the perfect pattern for you. It's Burda 4919. You can eliminate the facings and the lining; just cut one layer of your double-faced wool, and do the same for the scarf.

You may make a flat-filled seam for the underarm and sleeves, then finish the outer edges with your serger. You want a nicely packed serged edge. I recommend using ribbon floss or wooly nylon (I prefer ribbon floss because of the soft sheen).

Be sure to practice the serged edge on scraps of your wool to be sure the tension is set properly. Before you know it, you'll have a finished coat that is perfect to wear over jackets and sweaters.

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