Clare Coat: Tester Versions

Curious about what the Clare Coat looks like on a variety of bodies besides mine? After a few requests I thought I’d share a few versions made by some of my pattern testers. I was quite happy overall with the fit on everyone; raglan sleeves can be pretty forgiving (but don’t worry, I’ll be covering how to make modifications if you have broad or narrow shoulders). I made quite a few tweaks after testing, including changing the grading on the sleeves so they are a little slimmer on the upper sizes, and modifying the collar on View A to stand up a little more, but this should give you a rough idea of Clare out in the wild.

I forgot to mention it before, but the two-piece raglan sleeve also has an elbow dart; you can see the lovely shape it gives to the sleeve in Camelia’s version below.

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Camelia

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Megan

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Sara

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Michelle

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Lindsey

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Katie

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Kathrin

There was some excitement about the potential for a View A/B hybrid. Rebecca attempted this during testing and I have to admit, I’m in love. I got so excited when I saw this for the first time.

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Rebecca

I’ll be explaining how to do this during the sewalong if you’d like to make your own frankenClare!

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