Goldstream Peacoat: Our Pattern Tester's Versions
We have for you, today, the gorgeous results of some of the Goldstream Peacoat pattern testers! The test sewers for this pattern had to put in a lot of work: not only did they have to sew quite a large project, they also had to provide a detailed review for us (and answer all of my emails!). I am very pleased to finally be able to display all their hard work and stunning results. These skilled and thorough testers were working on this project back in November and December so they have been very patient waiting for their grand reveal!
Since both variations of the Goldstream that I have made (see my father-in law's here and Matt's here) have been black and my mom is currently working on a black one for my Dad while my Grandma and I sew a black coat for my Grandad, I am glad that our test sewers were a little more adventurous in their fabric choices so you can see the variety of styles that the pattern can create.
Nicole's coat, pictured above, is sewn in a chocolate brown wool melton with beautiful leather buttons. She mixed and matched elements from both variations of the pattern to create the exact look that she wanted: a hood, flapped patch pockets and sleeve tabs. Her colour choices and the fabric she placed behind her custom garment tag (see her blog post for all the interior photos!) led to a peacoat with a lovely earthy vibe, perfect for walking through a colourful fall forest.
Thea's peacoat is a classic black version using the design details from Variation 1 but the classic fit (skipping the slimming dart) of Variation 2. The length of the coat looks great with the jeans and shoes her stylish model, Andy is wearing (and the background is beautiful!). Check out all of Thea's photos and commentary over on her blog.
The third version I have to show you today was sewn by the author of one of my favourite blogs, The Sew Convert. I love how she always takes such crystal clear photos of her garments so that I can examine every detail. Her post on the peacoat is no exception and is worth checking out. The wool she chose is a really elegant and rich looking Italian wool melton coating from Gorgeous Fabrics. I love the look that it gave the peacoat - to me it looks very English and so I was thrilled to read that it will be heading to England to keep her husband warm and dry during a work/school trip this coming year!
Thank you test sewers (both those pictured in this post and those not pictured) for all of your invaluable advice and support! We hope you are resting up and are eager to volunteer for the next pattern!
The PDF version of the peacoat has been flying off the 'shelf' (so to speak) so I imagine we will be seeing some of your versions popping up amid all the other projects on the sewing corner of the internet soon. Have you bought your peacoat fabric yet? What have you chosen?