Monday, 23 October 2017

Gaia Quilted Coat - Named 'Earth Science' Collection


The second pattern I tested for their new 'Earth Science' Collection was the Gaia Quilted Coat. This is a loose-fitting coat with panels perfect for playing with different fabrics. The Named sample coat uses quilted fabric for some of the panels. I thought I didn't have any suitable fabric in my stash until I checked my drawer of upholstery fabrics and found some offcuts that looked like they would work together. These are from Remida recycling centre and consist of a velvety olive green fabric, a velvety floral fabric and a textured blue fabric.

The panelling on the coat is very attractive. I particularly like the criss-cross junction of four panels at the shoulder. The olive velvet was very drapey and doesn't hold its shape quite as it should on the sleeve, but it is lovely to wear.

The coat is fully lined and closes with three large press studs. I found mine at Spotlight.

As always, the instructions were clear and included tips for creating a lovely finish on the coat, inside and out. Most sewers with some experience, and the willingness to be slow and accurate, could make this. I was also very pleased that the PDF printed on the pages in such a way that they did not require trimming. That was a very welcome surprise!

Named patterns have a modern, flattering and polished design and this is no exception. The seamlines, shape and finish of this coat make it very cool to look at and easy to wear. Those deep pockets are irresistable for warming cold hands.

Coat season doesn't last long in Perth, but I will be reaching for this whenever I get the chance.


  1. I do like the velvet - nothing adds a touch of glamour like it. I'll be hoping it stays cools so I can see it one day.

  2. Love it so different - Sam the Aussie

  3. I can imagine that this coat will go with lots of things. Another fabulous make!

  4. A fantastic coat and a lovely combination of fabircs

  5. A very striking coat. Love the mix of fabrics.

  6. The coordinating fabrics certainly create a point of difference in this style! It looks like a great style for layering on those days that really don't know whether they will be warm or cold. Your finishing as always is on point.

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