Lady Grey. Served three ways and a wrap-up.

With a small tear in my eye, I present the final Lady Grey post. It seems I’ve been working on this coat for three years. It also seems that way to Mr. Bug, who is eagerly looking forward to his very own coat. After the jump, check out the Lady Grey coat served three ways. And a collection of my Lady Grey links. But first, here’s a shot of the coat in action…

So after everyone weighed in, I was forced to agree. The tie version of the belt worked the best for me. I really loved the bow. It was adorable, but not the best look. I also liked the buckle a lot, but upon testing it out, it was annoying when I was sitting down. So tie it is! And thanks to Tanit-Isis for reminding me that a higher waistband is better. Luckily, I hadn’t attached the belt loops, so I scooted their placement up as high as I could get them.

Final analysis, I love the coat. I wasn’t sure about the wide neckline in our cold, cold weather, but we have scarves here in Minnesota. I’m not sure how much I’ll get to wear it yet this fall, but come spring…

Here’s my three looks – There’s dog-walking chic (with tousled hair), Patty goes to the office and ladies who brunch (and look! it even looks nice worn open!)


A motley collection of Lady Grey posts


And with that, I’ll say goodby to the Lady Grey. And hello to my next coat, Burda 7780. Sewing for Mr. Bug!

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  • Karen in VA
    October 29, 2010

    Your coat totally rocks. I caught up on reading your older blog posts tonight and your skills have really improved, I hope I can onto sewing half that fast. As I used to sew lots 30 years ago, I'm hoping it's like riding a bike…..I wished I lived closer to you as we make many of the same fitting adjustments and I'd really love to have a sewing buddy

  • Alexandra Mason
    October 28, 2010

    Your coat looks fantastic! Love the 3 different looks.

  • lizajane
    October 28, 2010

    Ok, I just found your blog via Tanitisis. Your Lady Grey looks fabulous! I'm coming back to read all you posts as I am still working on mine (and will be until Christmas it seems). I am completely envious of your neat padstitching. Mine is a mess.

  • Heather
    October 28, 2010

    Oh, it turned out great! I'm so glad I popped over to see what you've been up to. :) I love the fabric you chose, and you look amazing in it.

    (I also really like your haircut? I've been mia lately, so maybe it's just a different way of styling it, but your bangs make your face look like a heart and it's adorable!)

  • K.Line
    October 28, 2010

    Hey Patty: Did you run into the problem of the hem of the lining being too short for the outer shell of the coat? (Gertie wrote about it recently.) I've followed the pattern directions exactly and I'm wondering if a .25 inch SA on the lining may prevent this problem that Gertie and a few other Lady Grey sewists have encountered.

    Thanks, K

  • flyskim
    October 27, 2010

    Gosh, I didn't even get to vote on the belt options, but I think that you're right and the tie belt looks fantastic. And the positioning is spot on. The coat's just gorgeous, and what a great color on you!

  • Sewtropolis
    October 27, 2010

    AMAZING!! I love it! You did a great job and I do like it tied better then belted etc. Good job, Patty! The coat looks very good on you!

  • Laurwyn
    October 27, 2010

    Your coat is gorgeous! And you look great in it as well! I admire your patience and the fact that you are already done! Now you can try to find an indefinite amount of scarves to go with it!

    Like many other, you'll be able to read about the sew along for ages on my blog too…

    Also, Mr Bug is damn lucky! My Mister is still meant to get pretty pants from me… and a blazer too…

    Anyway, congrats! You must be one of the first that is successfully done!

  • tanitisis
    October 27, 2010

    Oh, yay! So glad I helped! :D It looks delicious. A thought on the open neckline—it is indeed great for scarves. I'm actually a bit worried about my winter coat, which has a very closed neckline… I'm afraid that the scarves won't fit inside it and a scarf tied loosely on the outside is really quite useless (although decorative). Good luck on Mr. Bug's coat!

  • Kjersti
    October 27, 2010

    Your coat turned out beatiful! :-) Thanks a lot for all the blogging you have done. I have used your tips on fitting mine, although I haven't gotten past the muslin step yet. Thanks for the inspiration to continue.

  • stitchywitch
    October 27, 2010

    Lovely – it looks great on you! Congratulations on finishing such a major project – I have yet to have the courage for a coat, and your posts have been inspiring!

  • Faye Lewis
    October 27, 2010

    Your coat is amazingly beautiful!

  • Angela
    October 27, 2010

    :O <— that's my face right now… jaw dropped staring at your coat! Hehe.. you did a fantastic job!! Meanwhile I'm still basting my front sides. :P

  • Evie
    October 27, 2010

    I love the third outfit. That dress is perfect! And Lady Grey looks great. This sew along is really making me want to make myself one.

  • Andrea
    October 27, 2010

    WOW!!! That is an amazing coat! All your hard work paid off!

  • [patty the snug bug]
    October 26, 2010

    Thanks! Fuschia would be perfect! or lime green mmmm… that scarf? It's ALL CASHMERE and cool and curly and I found it in the for sale bin at anthropologie for $18!!

  • Marybeth
    October 26, 2010

    You look stunning!

  • LAP
    October 26, 2010

    It turned out so very fabulous! I love it with the black scarf accent, and I think you need a bright green scarf for this Spring..or fuschia maybe. Congratulations, and well done to you a for such a great thorough project, from both sewing and great blogging perspective.

  • K.Line
    October 26, 2010

    I'm sorry these posts are over too! But, on the plus side, you can continue to live the experience over at my blog. Indefinitely, it would seem :-)

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