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Baby, it's cold outside!

Added Aug 6, 2012

by poppykettle

Melbourne, Austr...






Whilst everyone is making gorgeous floaty summer dresses… we’re still freezing out **** off in the bottom half of the southern hemisphere. So I made a coat!

The pattern is by Marfy (2570) from their 2011/2012 catalogue. The absolute most difficult thing about this was making the curved welt pockets!!

But it was well worth all the hair-pulling in the end – I’m pretty sure it’ll be getting a lot of wear!

More pictures and what not here:
seamstress: poppykettle

Material Notes

Cotton Canvas, stretch cotton contrast and acetate/viscose lining




Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Aug 8, 2012, 08.28 AMby joost52

    This is awesome. Also buttonhole porn, but mostly just a fantastic coat. Well down girl, really impressive!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 12.01 AMby saylavie

    wow, great job! beautiful coat!!

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    Aug 7, 2012, 11.38 PMby ladykatza

    Wow, you did a GREAT job! I am envious. I’m wanting to make more cold-weather garments but its so crazy hot here and its going to last well into fall. sighs

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    Aug 7, 2012, 06.24 PMby sewknitting

    Beautiful coat! Looks professionally made and fits you perfectly!

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    Aug 6, 2012, 09.43 PMby libra-s

    Great job!!!

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    Aug 6, 2012, 09.45 AMby leokadia

    Ein wunderbarer Mantel, Gratulation!

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    Aug 6, 2012, 08.52 AMby Mary Athey

    Wow!!! gorgeous coat. i.m loving this. the attention to detail and the yellow trim are fab.well done on not giving up.xx

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    Aug 6, 2012, 07.48 AMby chased-away

    Wow. Beautiful coat!

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    Aug 6, 2012, 07.37 AMby chililietje

    The fit is perfect and the details look really neat!

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    Aug 6, 2012, 07.36 AMby schnui

    Melanie, your coat is amazing and I want to congratulate you on your beautiful workmanship (workwomanship???). You have obviously been challenged by this Marfy pattern but your attention to perfection is so evident. I really admire your determination to finish this coat and then to be able to wear it with such pleasure. I know engineers have to get things right and have to understand how things go together and I think you are very fortunate to have that kind of mind to be able to make this stunning coat. I probably would have given up on a Marfy pattern without any instructions. Be very proud when you wear this coat and I hope Melbourne stays cold enough for you to really have fun wearing it.

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