Muna and Broad Grainger Coat

The Muna and Broad Grainger coat is an oversized, quilted coat in two lengths: hip length and thigh length.

Click here to see the Muna and Broad Grainger coat.

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Muna and Broad has a fantastic size range and will grade their patterns up if you need a larger size.

I made a size G with no alterations. My bust fluctuates between 51 inches and 53 inches and my hips are fluctuating between 51 inches and 54 inches these days, but I like extra room in the hips (even with the oversized style of the coat) so I didn’t fuss with grading down at the hips.

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The fabric I used is a faux shearling. It has a soft blue faux suede on one side and white fur on the other side.

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It’s so freaking soft on the inside. All the edges are finished with a pink and white gingham bias tape.

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I think the fit is oversized and comfy. While there is folding at the bust, it is a stiff fabric and the sleeves are drop sleeves so I am not too fussed on that issue since it’s so comfy. I do find two issues that I will be adjusting: 1) the v neck is a bit low for me due to being so easily cold and 2) the length is just slightly too long. I’m going to raise where the V ends so I don’t need a massive scarf for the next version. The length I will probably raise by 4 inches or just go with the short length version next time. 

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I made it back in February and have been reaching for it as much as I can since. Thankfully, it was a warmer February and March than usual so it was perfect timing! I love the colour of it. I’m slowly replacing all my boring coats with fun, bright or pastel coats. In the Fall, I am finally going to make my light blue winter coat so I wanted to use this fabric to see if I love that colour for a coat and I clearly do! I have been saying I will make a new winter coat for a few years but I plan on tossing out my older winter coat since it’s ripping and the fabric is pilling now after 6 years of use! I never loved the colour of the coat much so I am excited to make one more my style now. 

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All the inside seams are finished with a serger. For the armsyce and the shoulder seams, I also sewed the seam allowance down by topstitching 1/4 inch from the seams on either side in order to reduce bulk. It makes for a lovely finish. Side seams are just serged and pressed to the back.

I will be making another version of this that is quilted and on that one, I will bind all the seams. 

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The plan is to do something like the above picture with pastel rainbow triangles. On the front of the coat, there will be an upside down V shape. I haven’t decided how to do the back quite yet. I may just do stripes across. I need more yellow fabric first and a lighter shade. I’m not going to be using the bright yellow there but more of a soft light yellow. However, all of that will have to wait until I have money for materials (I will need batting and a lining fabric). Also, it’s waiting until after the move to Ottawa. 

Speaking of that, if you have any capacity to help us out with that, I would so appreciate it. Click here to donate to my Kofi account. Thank you to everyone who has helped so far. It means so much while we go through a tough change but a much needed and good change for us. We’ll be in a much better spot to survive in the new place.

TL:DR Review

  • Pattern: Muna and Broad Grainger coat
  • Pros: Great size range plus the option to get it graded up for free. Lovely sized pockets. Oversized look. 
  • Cons: Honestly, can’t think of any.
  • Make again?: I have a quilted version planned out.
  • Rating: pink-star-black-md pink-star-black-mdpink-star-black-mdpink-star-black-mdpink-star-black-md5/5 stars


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