A huge crocus

Added Jan 6, 2013

by Evija Švekere

Riga, Latvia

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Description

Wool tulip-shape coat from Burda Style magazine 9/2007 model 107.

I made it a season ago. Just fell in love with some furry wool blend fabric during my run through fabric stores and had to take it home. Well – the colour is quite BOLD (let’s call it so), but … why not.
It was really complicated to make decision regarding right pattern for such fabric, because of it’s furry structure a lot of patterns were not suitable. I knew, that I want something quite short, not bulky and finally chose # 107 from September 2007 issue.

I changed the collar (used mock collar instead of the traditional one), omitted the back slit, actually had some issues with the fitting of sleeves and bodice, that I had to fix. But the most painful topic was ironing as despite the gentle regime and use of ironing cloth (even from inside), the fabric lost it’s wonderful shine and smoothness after seam pressing.
For closure I used snap buttons, added some piping to the lining for contrast.

P.S. Now, when I’m looking at the back of my coat in the picture, it looks that I have to make it more fitted, although that means no chance to wear a jacket under it. Well – beauty requires sacrifice.

Material Notes

Wool blend, lining – rayon, interlining, snap buttons.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Style
Classic
Material
Blends, Rayon, Wool

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    Jan 13, 2013, 09.12 PMby oinochoe

    Wonderful Coat you created! This fabric combined with the nice Pattern and this georgous Color is absolutely perfect.

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    Jan 10, 2013, 03.48 AMby nouvellegamine

    love it!

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    Jan 6, 2013, 10.29 PMby barmaglot

    Lovely coat! Love the colour – it doesn’t look bold on the picture, it looks bright but gentle, just like a spring flower indeed.. Beautiful!

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    Jan 6, 2013, 09.20 PMby rita61

    Wonderful! It looks great on you! This color is one of my favorites! Very stylish!

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    Jan 6, 2013, 07.51 PMby Cristina Staicu

    I love everything about this coat: the pattern, thr details, not to mention the colour!

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    Jan 6, 2013, 06.59 PMby agarog

    I fell in love with your fab coat. Just amazing…:)

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    Jan 6, 2013, 06.25 PMby Inga 888

    krasa ir super, izskatas silts un miligs metelitis! :)

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    Jan 6, 2013, 03.56 PMby tessi

    This is lovely! The color is wonderful on you – we ALL need a splash of color, especially in the dark, dreary days of winter! Kudos!

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    Jan 6, 2013, 03.52 PMby katensew

    This is so cozy looking and I like the" water marked" lining

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    Jan 6, 2013, 03.35 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous coat!! I love.the colour and the style.on you. You did.a great job x

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