Muslin of Paco Peralta for Vogue Patterns V1527 Coat – and binge watching

Before anything else, a disclaimer. Paco is a close friend, and I am thrilled beyond belief that he has secured a license for some of his patterns with Vogue Patterns. Bravo, Paco!!!!

That said, I bought this pattern with my own money with no expectation of recompense neither.

If you follow me on Instagram, you can see that I started this pattern a couple of weeks ago, and I want to do this right, so I made a muslin. For my first muslin (yep, there are more than one) I traced off the pattern as-is in a size 12 and changed the seam allowances to 1 inch a la Susan Khalje’s couture sewing guidance. I knew this would need some adjustments, but going with the Vagaries of Fit: Shoulders, I started with the 12. That works well with my shoulder measurement. Here are some pictures of the first muslin.
You can see that the bust is not right, and the waist is a little snug. The sleeves are great. Normally I have to shorten all Vogue/McCalls/Butterick sleeves by at least 1/2 inch, but these are perfect for me. So I made those changes (I’ll show them in the ultimate pattern review) and made another muslin.. Here are shots on mesecond-muslin-shots-better-fit
And here is a picture of the back on Shelley – I couldn’t get a good shot on me, sorry

So far, I am really in love with this pattern! The next step is to cut it out in the fashion fabric. For that I will use Ralph Lauren Medium Wool Crepe for the main pieces, Silk/Wool Satin for the lapels, and Silk Habotai for the lining. All from Gorgeous Fabrics, of course.

Binge Watching “The Crown”! (I’m sure my Irish ancestors are spitting on me from heaven. Oh well.)

If you haven’t had the chance, check out The Crown on Netflix.

It is totally engrossing, and the fashion is amazing!

More to come shortly. Have a great weekend, and happy sewing!

6 thoughts on “Muslin of Paco Peralta for Vogue Patterns V1527 Coat – and binge watching”

  1. Chris T says:

    Thank you for showing us this Anne, I have the pattern already so it will be really useful to follow your posts and pick up tips along the way.

  2. Karen says:

    Good on you for taking the time to make a second muslin. By doing this you will insure a perfect fit. Of course you know this and I hope more will follow in your footsteps. Thanks for your informative blog.

  3. Anne says:

    I will be anxiously following the making of this lovely coat. I am very interested in the pattern alterations you have made in the bust and waist. I am thinking about what I would do but would like to see if your approach is different. Pattern alterations is such a challenge for me.

  4. JustGail says:

    I figured out those dots on the muslin are pattern markings for things like notches, pocket placement, etc. What is the one on the outside of the sleeves between shoulder and elbow?

    1. Gorgeous Fabrics says:

      That’s a marker showing the widest point of the biceps, Gail. There are also markers for the bust point and for the hip. HTH! -Ann

  5. sewsy says:

    I plan on getting both the patterns by Paco Peralta. Thanks so much for posting your work Ann. I am going to severely shorten the jacket to either knee or hip length, and make the pants from the other pattern. Can’t wait to see your finished products.

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