Butterick 5685 Review: Coats of Cashmere

coats of cashmere

Project Info

Sewing Pattern: Butterick 5685

"This coat has a cute 60s swing style, bracelet length sleeves and a large overlap collar which is really on trend. The pattern is great and well drafted, but it requires some adjustments to the construction."

Francesca Haselden 4

Our rating:

Buy it for £7.25

Mmmm cashmere. In my opinion, there is not a better fibre for luxury feel, warmth and stylishness. But try to find a cashmere coat within a reasonable price? No way, and especially not a nice plus-size one! But you can pick up cashmere fabrics quite cheaply online. These are usually end-of-run rolls and could very well be the same fabrics used in the most upmarket tailoring projects around.

I decided that Butterick 5685 would make a perfect coat in a sumptuous cream cashmere/lambswool blend. The large “shawl collar” is really on-trend. The bracelet length sleeves are great for showing off a stylish pair of gloves, and the gentle body shape created using a number of panelled pieces will make this a really flattering garment.

Making Butterick 5685

Follow my journey to make this lovely coat below!

Butterick 5685 Review: Getting Started

This is going to be a really big project. I wanted to make something that I knew I could enjoy for years to come, and something made out of a high quality fabric. Cashmere is a favourite of mine, and I thought the Butterick 5685 would look excellent in cream of camel colours. I chose […]


Francesca Haselden

Francesca is the owner of EatSleepKnitUK, she also works for Toyota Home Sewing and is a web developer 9-5!

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