Sewing Bee inspired
A review of Megan Nielsen Hovea Jacket and Coat
This is a great pattern. The instructions are very clear and come in a lovely firm booklet. There are many more in depth instructions and suggestions on their web site No two garments made with this pattern will be the same. There are so many variations you could make anything from a lined winter coat to a lightweight dressing gown. I used two fat quarter bundles for the patchwork and just bought one extra fat quarter for the background to the peony block in the middle of the back. I deviated from the advice when making the quilted panels as I cut out the top and then cut the wadding and lining fabric larger cutting it to pattern when I had done the quilting. I did make a toile as the pattern pieces are so large I thought they might be too big and with the patchwork I did not really want to be cutting into that to make it fit. However the toile fitted perfectly and I didn’t need to make any changes I think it appeared big because of the off shoulder sleeves.