Sapporo Coat | Start to Stitch

A review of Papercut Patterns Nova Coat and Jacket

Reviewed by Annie Lucas - Start to Stitch on 9th September, 2020

When I signed up for The Fold Line’s amazing online Sewing Weekender event I knew I wanted to utilise the rare occasion of a whole weekend dedicated sewing time to one large project I have wanted to complete for ages.

Despite having a large UFO to finish I went with the Sapporo Coat by Papercut Patters because I literally have SO many of these saved from instagram for inspiration and I knew I would love it as a garment, especially as a throw over in the transition seasons.

​I had in my mind a bright mustard yellow one and hunted and hunted for the right, affordable fabric (tricky when coating is so pricey).  I found this fab one from Minerva but when it came it was much more ochre in tone and I have to say I was a bit disappointed when it arrived. It proved incredibly tricky to work with but I found ways to overcome the challenges and you can read more about that on my blog here 
Assembly wise there was nothing that was tricky or hard to understand and both the pattern and instructions were fab 🙂
Sapporo Coat made by Start to Stitch
​The Sapporo Coat is a total legend on the indie sewing scene and I was keen to see if it lived up the hype… I was not disappointed!  It was my first foray into coat making for myself having only ever done some soft tailoring for clients during my bridal days, and I learnt quite a bit, the bagging out of a lining is totally magic!
I feel so glamorous and snug in this coat and I literally want to make a thousand more to accompany the many Zadie Jumpsuits I have in my head!