Dear readers, as promised I’m posting today the step by step instructions for the Alette Coatigan. I have tried to take a picture of every step so that even advanced beginners can sew the coatigan. Don’t forget to download the pattern here for free until January, 5 😉 I hope that  you have some time during your christmas vacation to sew such a new cozy piece for yourself.

1. Breast dart – Sew the breast darts at the front from the side seam to the centre. Backstitch at the beginning and then sew off the fabric at the end of the dart. After sewing off the fabric, leave a long thread tail. Knot the tail close to the edge. Iron the dart towards the back centre. Iron the dart downwards.

2. Shoulder dart – Sew the shoulder darts at the back. Backstitch at the beginning and then sew off the fabric at the end of the dart After sewing off the fabric, leave a long thread tail. Knot the tail close to the edge. Iron the dart towards the back centre.

3. Pockets – Pin the upper and lower front pieces together right sides facing. Sew them together along the pocket seam. Serge or zigzag the seam allowances together and iron them downwards.

4. Shoulder seams – Sew the front and back pieces together at the shoulder seams. Serge or zigzag the seam allowances together and iron them towards the back.

5. Side seams – Sew the front and back pieces together at the side seams. Serge or zigzag the seam allowances together and iron them towards the back.

6. Sleeve seams – Sew the sleeves together at the sleeve seams. Serge or zigzag the seam allowances together and iron them towards the back. Iron the sleeve hem upwards and fix it with some pins.

7. Sleeves – Turn the sleeves to the right side and pin them into the armholes. Sew the sleeves into the armholes but take care that the notches fit together. Serge or zigzag the seam allowances together and iron the seam flat.

8. Facing seams – Add interfacing to the facings. Sew the shoulder seams at the facings and press open the seams. Serge or zigzag the bottom edge of the facings.

9. Facing – Pin the facing and the coatigan together right sides facing at the neckline, front edge and hem and sew it together.  Trim the seam allowances down to 0.5 cm. Iron the facing towards the inside.

10. Hems – Secure the facing, sleeve hems and jacket hems by hand to the inside with blind stitches.

11. Press buttons – Mark the position of the press buttons at the front. Sew the press buttons on by hand.

And your new coatigan is finished! Happy sewing and please use the hashtags #alettecoatigan & #sewionistapatterns and tag @sewionista to share your makes with us.