I bought some wonderful velvet denim that I want to make a 3/4 lenghth jacket with a pieced yoke and sleeve bands. So, I was browsing the net for ideas and found the bog coat.
Do you think this would be a good pattern for a beginner quilter? Have you made one? Do you have a pic to share?
I had never heard of a bog coat so I searched & found this:
I really like this jacket. I like things loose like panchos but I like this because it actually has "sleeves". Thanks for the questions & introducing me to something I've never known about before.
I think this pattern would be great for a beginner. I say go for it & be sure & send us a picture when you are finished.This message has been edited. Last edited by: nlk,
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That jacket looks very beginner friendly. Velvety denim though? Is it velvet or denim? Either way it could be tricky. With velvet you have to watch the nap and denim is thick and frays. Pink, serge or overcast the seams.
And, like Nicki says, send pictures! oh, and welcome to the boards!
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This is a very cool pattern...sure peeks my interest....I love to make my own clothes...
I think it would be fun and easy to make I used to make a lot of my own clothes...until I got larger and had to alter my patterns...
If you laid the pattern out on straight of grain with the back center seam on the fold the shoulder pattern would be laid on the straight of grain but not on the fold...just cut in one piece...it should work...even with your fabric choice...(I think) although garment sewing and quilting is totally different...however, piecing some fabric in the shapes of the front and back and shoulder arms pieces would look wonderful...I want to try it...I'm thinking shabby chic!
Having said that, I'm thinking I am in trouble... SERIOUSLY...now I want to learn weaving!!!
ETA: also gonesewin's advice on seam finish is right on...
...and welcome to the board!This message has been edited. Last edited by: luvthosequilts,
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A friend of mine has made and taught many how to make this very coat. I have seen it done in kimono silks, batiks, hand dyes, pieced/created fabrics. If I can find pics i will post later.
At Branson COF someone had books of fabric samples. Many were heavy. Sewn together patchwork style, these would make a gorgeous bog coat!
I fingered some of the books, but brought none home with me. I was proud to "gift" the items I brought to someone else!
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I think it will be good pattern to use because it is made of rectangles. Plus it is not fitted. I have been using up some of the 3 boxes of old recyclable jeans for projects. I was going to use them for the jacket but then I found this awesome denim. It is probably brushed and not velvet but it feels so nice. The slubs and streaks of denim show through. The wrong side looks like faded denim. The bonus is that almost any color will look nice with this fabric. I will be using a serger for the seams.
That is a terrific pattern....I see it in wool(northern Michigan) as an awesome pull on anytime jacket.Love it.Never heard of a Bog coat before. Thanks for asking. and thanks for the PDF too.
I love jackets and have more pattern then one human could ever wear in one life time Love this pattern and it looks so easy.Be sure to post pictures of the finshed jacket.Glad I'm out of ink
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I've never heard of a bog coat but this is nice. I adopted one of the sampler books at the retreat, thinking bag...but now with the great idea, perhaps a jacket would be better!
Now that is my kind of jacket!!!! I'd say you caught everyone's attention with it. Definitely an easy project for a beginner or anyone else.
Here's another version/pattern. We love options here on the board.
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ETA: Here's one with a video. It's for a child's coat but the ideas she shows would work for any coat.
http://web.archive.org/web/201...ion.com/sc12hart.htmThis message has been edited. Last edited by: paus4quilts,
Years ago, Shirley Adams did a version of a bog coat on her TV show. Think it was one piece that was folded at the shoulder and it was cut away at both sides to form the arms. Then sleeves and sides seamed.
Had forgotten about this. Thanks for bring it up.
Possibilities are endless for embellishment. Napped fabrics could be seamed at the shoulders.
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Be sure to look at the photos of the bog coats made in the link paus posted! Some great variations!!
Does this hat make my butt look big?
Thank you Paus. That is one of the sites I looked at before posting. I am using her pattern.
I could definitely wear that. Batiks would be gorgeous. I need another project like I need a hole in the head but I just might be tempted to make this one.
A few years back I picked up some nice feeling satin type fabric. Didn't have a project in mind just liked the fabric. I now have an idea for it. Thanx.
Now that I have a new idea to work with I've been studying the instructions and I am afraid I was confused. The bog coat reminds me of a caftan only you don't need twice as much fabric.
So I set about to try and understand the pattern a little better. Being visually obsessive, this is what I came up with.
If I misunderstand, I hope someone will correct me.
The measurement for the front yoke is taken from the top of the shoulder going over the bust plus an inch or two beyond that.
The length of the fabric needed is determined by taking that measurement and adding whatever length is desired plus adding the bust length in again. (yoke measurement + length desired + yoke again) Is that right?
The length of the sleeves comes from 1/4th each side of the width needed?
If the yoke measurement is 12" then the fabric is folded at that point and the 'back' is cut where the bottom of the yoke is? Makes for short and wide caftan style sleeve. I saw in some of the photos where the sleeve length has been increased and tapered for a more snug fit. Do you suppose the total width of the fabric was increased or the additional length was just added afterwards?
Here's a pattern, modified per my understanding. Please feel free to correct me.
ETA: I wanted to get a larger sized drawing so my thoughts could be read comfortably.This message has been edited. Last edited by: paus4quilts,
I think you could do it either way. It would depend on the fabric, nap and design. I saw a picture of a bog coat that had ribbing on the tapered sleeves for cuffs and a collar. I thought about experimenting with a piece of fleece I want to use for a robe. It needs the longer tapered sleeves.
I have some newsprint that I am going to make a pattern with then lay it on the fleece to see what would work best.
The another option is that- if adding some quilted pieces- you could make some quilted strips and use those to join a sleeve extension to the sleeve on the body of the coat.
Be sure and check out the pictures on the quilt comm. link Paus posted...
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