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Mackinaw Coat . Call Ajaire

Ajaire from Call Ajaire is releasing today a brand new coat pattern, the Mackinaw Coat.

I have to admit this was not an easy test for me. In fact, I almost gave up, but Ajaire didn’t let me and I’m glad she didn’t! What a great pattern! It’s a challenge though, this is no beginner’s pattern, but if you pull through, it will be so worth it! Of course, having my younger son homesick all through testing, wasn’t helpful at all!

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, but because my mind wasn’t set 100% on making this coat, the end result is far from perfect!


My favourite thing about this coat is the stripe placement (even though the stripes are very poorly aligned!). Because there are so many pattern pieces, you can really have fun with prints! Consider that when choosing the amount of yardage you’ll need.


The coat is designed for both boys and girls. There are four views and two option collars for each. It’s fully lined and as a skill builder, you can add bound buttonholes to the coat. Don’t be scared, the tutorial also features regular buttonholes. It’s size ranges from 12 months to 12 years.


The girls views, have pleats across the front skirt and inset pockets at the waistline. There is a tie belt included with this style. The boys views, have a rectangular bottom front, inset pockets, pocket flaps, and a sash belt which buttons in front. I skipped the belt so I could finish the coat on time, and also, my son didn’t like it very much, but as you can see, it works pretty well without it. I guess we can call this view number 5! 😀


The mais fabric is denim, with a bit of stretch and the collar is sherpa in grey, which turned out to be a pretty cool combo!
MackinawCoat-05The tutorial is very thorough. I had now problem understanding how to bag a lining entirely by machine, which is a another great sewing skill to learn.

The Mackinaw Coat Pattern will be on sale with a 10% discount on the Etsy shop, just join the Call Ajaire Facebook group to get the code. Or you can buy it here for only 10$.

There will be a sew along next week on the Call Ajaire website where you can see every single step. If you love a good sewing challenge, don’t miss it! Really… DON’T!!


  • Emi

    February 9, 2016 at 12:24 am Reply

    I don’t know what you mean — it’s an amazing coat!! I love your stripes — and what a great surprise to have them on the inside, too!!! The color is so classy and cool, too. I would love this combination for myself, actually! 😉

    • Diana

      February 9, 2016 at 6:23 pm Reply

      Thanks Emi! I can always count on you to lift up my spirit! 🙂

  • Inspinration

    February 9, 2016 at 1:26 pm Reply

    I am still blown away by the great effect of those stripes, just love it!

    • Diana

      February 9, 2016 at 6:22 pm Reply

      Thanks Miranda! 🙂

  • Magda E.

    February 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm Reply

    Este teste deixei passar, não chamou por mim… mas ficou giro Diana, principalmente tendo em mente que não estavas à vontade com ele.

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