Oslo: a gentle introduction to tailoring
A review of Tessuti Fabrics Oslo Coat
I was terrified of making this coat for some time, because tailoring is scary right? Turns out it’s not scary at all and I just needed to take the plunge.
This pattern’s instructions were very easy to follow and I more or less love the final product. It came together easily and I was especially impressed with the lining technique. But the pattern has a few flaws.
The pictures are too dark, so unhelpful if you’re a visual learner.
The shawl collar rolls up at the back. This may just be my forward shoulder but I followed the instructions and I think the only way I could have avoided this is by using overly stiff interfacing.
The sizing also leaves something to be desired, I’m just above the top measurements but this is a loose fit and it was the only pattern I could find in the shape I wanted at the time.
My main alterations were an FBA, a sway back adjustment and lengthening the sleeves.
More on my process at https://aitcheysews.wordpress.com/2021/04/06/__trashed/