Commes des Oslo

A review of Tessuti Fabrics Oslo Coat

Reviewed by Karen L on 30th November, 2018

Really simple coat that can highlight great fabric. It’s my first time using a Tessuti pattern and it was a very different experience, having grown up on Vogue patterns and some formal design training. The paper pattern is real paper. I sewed the size 10 (I am a size 6-8 in Vogue patterns and a 32″ bust). I wanted to make sure it was roomy and after measuring the sleeves, added an extra 2″. The sleeves come to my thumb knuckle, which is where I like it, but also allows me to roll up to show off the contrast lining if l like. I added a bound button hole in the kasha lining and a hand-sewn button hole for the interior button. The instructions were deeply detailed with photographs instead of line drawings and very specific directions. As a personal preference, I prefer line drawings and don’t need quite so much handholding (telling me to backstitch on every seam and press the seams open seems a little excessive. What else would you do?) At some point, I just ignored the instructions and did what was logical. That said, I would absolutely make this coat again in a lighter fabric – this one is a heavy wool melton with a kasha lining. Definitely recommended, especially if you’ve never made a coat before.