Simplicity8469 - Swing Bell Sleeve

Winter is just around the corner. I made two garments from Simplicity 8469 - I highly recommend it.

Simplicity8469 Bell Sleeve Coat Pattern

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This orange red coat is by MILLY (right picture) and it's available at online shops. I had been hunting for a coat pattern with bell sleeves because I wanted to make one like that. I was really glad that I found Simplicity8469 first! I purchased it last month (I waited for a pattern sale) with plans to make it right away for the fall. The pattern has four length variations: optional tie belt, cap sleeve, or two bell long sleeve styles. I made a long vest with the cap sleeves and a coat with the bell long sleeves from the pattern.

Simplicity8469 Vest PatternSimplicity8469 Vest Pattern
First, I made the vest as a trial. I used a plaid wool from my stash. I cut view c with the length of view a. I cut my normal size 8.

Simplicity8469 Vest Pattern
Simplicity8469 Vest Pattern
The finished vest fits me perfectly. It only took 9 hours to make. I omitted a lining and buttons because I wanted to wear it loosely. It can be worn without the tie belt. I didn't change the locations of the tie loop (I usually raise waistline). I added the length of the tie belt by one inch.

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Simplicity8469 Bell Sleeve Coat PatternSimplicity8469 Bell Sleeve Coat Pattern
Next, I used wool-blends tweed, and it sparkles a little by adding a metallic yarn. I cut 10 (It's one size bigger than the vest version) because I added a lining and used thicker fabric. I usually shorten the sleeve length but I didn't this time. If you are taller than me (I am 5' 4"), you should check the sleeve length. Adding a lining was a little bit confusing with the instructions, so I almost didn't follow them. I raised the locations of the tie loop by 3/4 inches. I've had this silk scarf sitting in my closet for a long time so I used it as a lining for the sleeves.

Simplicity8469 Bell Sleeve Coat Pattern

Simplicity8469 Bell Sleeve Coat Pattern
I only made the top of the button hole and sewed the wrapped button. I sewed snap buttons on the front closer flap too. However, I left the bottommost button open so that it will be easier to walk around. I chose black snap buttons in order to not draw too much attention. I will wear it till the end of autumn.

Simplicity8469 Bell Sleeve Coat Pattern
Simplicity 8469 is perfect for the autumn season and has many possibilities. I will definitely be making other options. I really LOVE the shape and style.

Total time spent (not include cutting): Vest 9 hours, Coat 14 hours
Fabric: Vest 60" 2 1/4yd, Coat 60" 2 1/4yd

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    1. Thank you so much Kevser!

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  2. Don't you just love it when you have an eye on some shop garment and you find the pattern to make it yourself! *^v^* It was a great idea to line the sleeves with a colourful scarf, it's a surprise peeking out from the dark coat. And the vest looks so good with a pair of jeans and those shoes, the whole outfit has a 1970's feel. As always, great job!
    Also, I love your shoes, you have quite the collection, I am jealous, I must buy some funky boots for Autumn!... *^v^*

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    1. Thank you for your comment Joanna! I am glad to hear that (*´∀`*)
      I usually buy my shoes from this online shop. Here: https://www.yoox.com/pl?memory=1
      I agree with you - I wanted to wear the vest with a '70-80s vibe.
      P.S. I will make a plaid skirt from bruda magazine as I told you before(≖ ‿ ≖)

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  3. oh I love that coat with the sparkle so much, I would wear that all the time. So pretty. and I have been really tempted by that pattern and I think I'm convinced now. Fantastic.

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    1. Thank you so much Beth! I really recommend the pattern to you! I would love to see your version. I've already made a cardi-coat too (three garments!). I will make a jacket version with kimono fabric:)

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  4. Wow! Both coats are stunning, I especially love the bell sleeves.

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    1. Thank you for commenting Let's Get Sewing! I am flattered!

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  5. Amazing and beautiful!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Faye!

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  6. This is gorgeous! You ALWAYS make a better version than the pattern picture. This is stunning and I love your black boots!

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    1. Thank you Shirley for your lovely comment! I'm glad that you like the boots. I am looking forward to seeing your new project.

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  7. Wow, this is one fabulous coat! I love your choice of fabrics and how you styled it.

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    1. Thank you very much Iris! I'm very pleased. I really love the fabric too:)

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  8. Both the best and the coat are simply stunning. How clever of you to use that printed scarf as the lining for the bell sleeves! I love both pieces. Great job as always!!

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    1. Thank you for putting it that way Tomasa! I am glad to hear that. I love the idea of using the scarf as the lining.

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  9. These look fantastic on you... especially the bell sleeve! I love how you used your scarf for the sleeve lining, and I really like the way you tie the belt in a half bow! :)

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Alli! I am pleased. I am looking forward to seeing your new project! - your kid's clothes are very cute:)

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  10. very nice! Both coats look fabulous on you.

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog tracy!

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  11. Anonymous11/16/2017

    I'm in love with your fabric choice - especially love the bell sleeves.

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    1. Thanks a lot! These fabrics are very beautiful♥

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  12. Love those sleeves - your coat is beautiful - vest too.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Josephine! I am glad that you like them:)

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  13. I love the shape and style too :) Gorgeous coat Eli!

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    1. Thank you very much Maria! I am glad that you like it:)

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  14. I like both garments! Your coat will bell sleeves looks fantastic on you!!

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    1. Thank you Linda! This was the first time to make a coat with bell sleeves. I totally love the sleeve pattern.

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  15. The shape and style look fantastic on you - and a great idea to use the silk scarf as a sleeve lining - you can now enjoy the scarf! This is just such a lovely shaped pattern - coat and vest are both lovely on you. I think the sketch of the dress is nice too - it would make a nice dress to wear over a knit top.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Sarah! I have some scarfs but don't have a chance to use. I will use them a
      lot😺 I also wouldn't have thought of making a dress! Thank you for your great tip!

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  16. It is so perfect on you and the sleeve lining is such a nice touch! Love it! The vest is quite fun too! Just before spotting it on IG I was thinking you might make a coat next... always looking forward to see your reviews.

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    1. Thank you for praising me Georgia! I am glad that you got started on IG! Your posts are beautiful and entertaining- I love them:)

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  17. Oooooh I love both versions! The bell sleeves are gorgeous It looks like a good pattern to add to my collection:)

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    1. Thank you Sasha, you are so kind:) I totally love the pattern. It makes everyone look lovely.

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  18. This is really beautiful! The pattern works so well as both a coat and a vest. i think the coat is my favourite with the lovely bell sleeves and fabulous lining peeping out.

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    1. Thank you for putting it that away Diane! This was the first time to make a coat with bell sleeves. However, the pattern is one of my favorite now:)

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  19. Gorgeous!!!! Really amazing!!!

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    1. Thank you sylwia! I am pleased:)

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  20. Happy to have discovered your blog!! Your sewing talent is undeniable!

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    1. Thank you Vanessa for visiting my blog! I'm pleased. Your comment is encouraging me:)

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  21. I love them both, but my favorite is the bell sleeve coat! The fabric is beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Kelsey! You are so kind😺 I really love the bell sleeve coat, and it's one of my favorite.

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  22. Wow! How gorgeous. I love the bell sleeves. Your work is so inspiring.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! You are so kind:)

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  23. Wow! This coat is a show-stopper with those beautiful bell-shaped sleeves lined in such a gorgeous fabric. I really like the vest too and love the layered look. I've not thought to use a silk scarf in this way and shall now be checking my stash. You are ever inspiring. :)

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    1. Thank you for your compliment Lisa! I am glad if you like the sleeve lining. I have a loooot of old scarf and will use them. I really love the pattern and will make other options.

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  24. Well, you've done it again- made me have to buy another pattern! I am in love with your vest. Great job!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Ann! I am happy to hear from you:)

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  25. This is one of the cutest coats I have seen, I keep returning to take another look and I love the lining peeking out with the bright colours.x

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    1. Thanks a lot for praising me,sewing green lady! I am flattered. I really glad that I mede the coat. I will make another one with the patten(^-^)

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