With this cold weather soon approaching, I just had to have this gorgeous Alyssum Coat! Being from New York, I have always been accustomed to having a predominantly black wardrobe, but when I saw that we had this beautiful Italian Red, Green and Grey Chunk Wool Knit, I just had to use this fabric.
Download your free pattern below, and check out the original post for details on how to sew your very own!
Brittany just looked absolutely flawless in this coat, so I decided to mirror the luscious chunky knit that she used in her Alyssum Coat. This cozy, durable knit was surprisingly easy to work with and allowed for a modestly structured drape with a timelessly textured hand. The only thing that takes a little getting used to is the weight of this fabric, however, the heaviness of this knit makes you feel like you are wearing the most fashionable Snuggy ever and I LOVE it!
When I finished this coat, at first I thought it might be too big and too long. Being a human of the shorter variety, I didn’t think I was going to pull this off. I have to say after looking at the photos, I was totally rocking it! I can emphasize enough how comfortable and versatile this coat is! You can wear it anywhere, with anything. You can dress it up with some heels and a cute pair of flashy earrings, or you can dress it down with some leggings and an adorable pair of flat boots on a cold winter day.
What Free Sewing Pattern are you thinking of making next? My personal favorite is the Zinnia Jacket! Let me know in the comments!
I bought a chunky wool knit like this and have no idea how to sew it. Any tips/advice? Do I need special thread or needles? Should I use a zigzag stitch. I literally can find no resources on what to do with chunky knits.
Hi there! If you got a fairly heavy chunky knit, you’ll want a heavy duty needle for sure. Heavy ballpoint needles would be even more perfect, but sometimes they can be tricky to find. As far as stitches go, you’ll definitely want to use a zig-zag on seams that may stretch or pull when wearing or putting your garment on or off, particularly if the knit is especially stretchy.
Is this pattern not available anymore? I can’t seem to find the link to download…
Hi Sylvia! We’re in the process of updating our download forms for our older patterns. It should be up and running now! 🙂
I have downloaded the pattern, but I don’t see instructions. How do I print the pages that show me how to construct the garment>
The blog post is the instructions. 🙂
I never had a lot of luck sewing sweater knits until I got a serger! Serge the straight seams, and if it is a seam you can’t serge, use the serger going right down the edge (as if you were zigzagging, to finish the edge, only better) I usually do this on all pattern pieces before I start sewing (my grandmother was a slave-driver when it came to starting with finished, zig-zagged edges on EVERY EDGE, whether it was going to be inside , like a inside a facing, or not. Doing this before you start putting your article together will help in keeping the piece from stretching out of control. Serging will give you some stretch when it’s needed, and cut down on broken seam threads and possible embarrassing moments in public. I’ve been sewing for almost 65 years, and can’t believe I didn’t get a serger until 5 years ago.. It’s one of my sewing tools that I can’t live without now, and I use it on nearly every project I make. I sew nearly every single day. For me, a day without sewing is like a day without sunshine!
This is SO cute! I love the drape of that collar and chunky knit.
Hello Lovely! I adore this coat!! Would you consider this a difficult pattern?