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1950's Red Wool Coat

Added Dec 18, 2011

by rltejkl

Leigh, Nebraska,...

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Description

Used a vintage pattern for a dress and modified the neckine and added sleeves. Lined the coat and added a removable quilted lining. added black trim to sleeves, front and collar. Am going to make some faux fur sleeve ends, collar and a muff to glam it up when needed.

Material Notes

100% red wool with poly red lining. Ablack quilted zippered removable liner.

Difficulty

Expert

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.48 PMby tirrs

    lovely

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    Dec 19, 2011, 04.13 PMby nayla

    Ooooh! I love this coat. The black contrast trim really makes it pop!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 09.14 AMby marionouchka

    Oh I like that kind of shape! Was the pattern difficult to find?

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      Dec 20, 2011, 04.27 AMby rltejkl

      I found the pattern at an antique shop in Nebraska. They have alot of stuff from the 40’s to the 60’s. I have also found several pieces from before 1900’s.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 04.29 AMby rltejkl

    This was Christmas item for one of my customers. She is a balloon artist who dresses in 50’s dresses and wanted a winter coat to fit over all her crinolines she wears.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.01 AMby Irina Schwab

    wow, this is great! I wish it was my Christmas present! :-)

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    Dec 19, 2011, 12.26 AMby blueartisan

    So chic! Very clever :)

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    Dec 19, 2011, 12.11 AMby Olivia Anne

    gorgeous!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.05 PMby deChez

    Love it!

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