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Basma's oversize coat

Added Apr 3, 2016

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






My little sister has been looking for a new cool coat, but the one she liked most was over her budget, so she sent me a picture of it with the question: Can you make me one like this? My choice fell on the Oversize coat from the Sep 2015 Burda straight away (but I sent her a variety of proposed patterns just in case…) and guess which one she chose :)
The fabric is a beautiful soft wool suiting fabric (I think that’d be the category), the type used in Norwegian national dress and locally called Vadmel.
The only change from the original pattern was the belt. Upon request from customer I made thin thread-chain belt holders on the sides instead of gashing the front. Well, and I didn’t use bias tape as you can see.
Given I’m here in Norway and my sister lives in Egypt, there was a lot of texting involved in this project. The selfie I sent with the coat on when I was done received a reply of smiley faces with hearts for eyes :)
One happy little sister achieved!

Material Notes

80% wool, 20% polyester blend




Fall, Spring
Garment Type

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    May 2, 2016, 03.37 PMby nrobson

    really nice job you’ve done on this hon! x

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      May 2, 2016, 04.19 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Nadia :) My sister is happy, I’m happy ;)

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    Apr 10, 2016, 02.25 PMby RedBelka

    Great coat! Well done!

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      Apr 10, 2016, 07.48 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Olga :)

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    Apr 7, 2016, 09.04 PMby Tzai

    you’ve done a great job with this Maria and it looks great on your sister! congratulation on being featured!!!

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      Apr 8, 2016, 06.11 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Tzai :)

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    Apr 6, 2016, 05.07 PMby TyMarie

    So chic, wish it was mine! Make sure to take a look at the bottom of the BurdaStyle.com homepage this week. :)

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      Apr 6, 2016, 06.06 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Ty! So nice to be featured! :D

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    Apr 4, 2016, 07.45 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous coat and it looks fabulous on your sister x

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      Apr 5, 2016, 08.17 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Mary :)

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    Apr 4, 2016, 06.58 PMby liliv-1

    Fabulous! Your sister looks very cool in this coat!

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      Apr 5, 2016, 08.17 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Liliv :)

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    Apr 3, 2016, 06.50 PMby SueMH

    What a kind big sister you are. You did a wonderful job of the coat and every time Basma wears it she will think of you!

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      Apr 3, 2016, 10.09 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Sue :) I do hope she enjoys it (so far looks like she does :D)

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    Apr 3, 2016, 03.30 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Maybe the reason why I disliked this pattern is the “frozen” face of the model in the magazine. It looks really nice on your sweet little sister!

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      Apr 3, 2016, 03.34 PMby Maria Hayek

      Frozen and a bit retarded..she irritated the heck out of me that model :D
      Thanks so much for the comment Elpida :)

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    Apr 3, 2016, 01.26 PMby chula123

    oh isn’t she lucky to have a sister like you? Great coat which looks awesome on her and more to the point: on budget, hihihihi. Well done Maria!

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      Apr 3, 2016, 01.53 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Chula :) Yes! Although wool isn’t cheap, it still cost only quarter of the price of the Massimo Dutti coat my sister liked, and given I’m the older and “richer”, she actually got it for free…lucky sister indeed :D

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    Apr 3, 2016, 11.31 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Kjempefin Maria! Hun kommer nok til å bruke denne veldig mye :)

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      Apr 3, 2016, 01.51 PMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen :) Hun kommer sikkert til å gjøre det :)

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      Apr 7, 2016, 01.38 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Gratulerer!! Vel fortjent ;-)

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      Apr 7, 2016, 05.35 PMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk! Gratulerer deg å. En gang til er vi på forsiden sammen. Koselig :)

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      Apr 8, 2016, 08.42 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Takk for det! Ja, det er helt utrolig ;-)

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    Apr 3, 2016, 09.14 AMby RashaT

    This coat is amazing Maria, I looked at the pattern but I was not sure because the girl in the picture sitting on chair… you made this one great way and your sister looks very beautiful :-)

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      Apr 3, 2016, 01.50 PMby Maria Hayek

      That’s what technical drawings are great, with a bit of imagination of course :)
      Thank you Rasha for your sweet comment :)

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    Apr 3, 2016, 07.39 AMby Beccki

    Your sister is lucky to have you there is nothing more special than a present made by someone, she looks really happy with the coat and she looks great in it. Well done Maria.

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      Apr 3, 2016, 07.42 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you sweet Beccki :)

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      Apr 6, 2016, 07.36 PMby Beccki

      Congratulations on being featured :-)

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      Apr 6, 2016, 09.11 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks Beccki :) It does feel good :)

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