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Brushed Alpaca, Prussian Blue, Furry Coat. Burda Wool Long ...

Added Oct 23, 2015

by kosk0025

Salem, Oregon, U...

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Additional photos and info available for viewing at my lifestyle blog www.poppiesandthistle.com

I purchased this very special fabric remnant on the top floor of Britex Fabrics in San Francisco about 4 years ago. I knew when I saw it, that I had to have it. It’s my favorite color, and it is so soft and thick, almost furry, that it feels like you are petting a rabbit. It is 100% baby alpaca. Very unique, and I looked for a long time to make the perfect coat with it. I paid about $200 for the 1 and 3/4 yard, 60 inch wide remnant. My goal with this fabric was to make a coat that could look luxe and perhaps look like it cost thousands rather than the few hundred it cost me to make.

Material Notes

100% baby alpaca. Valentino lining

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Winter, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Style
Classic, Evening Wear, Preppy
Material
Coating, Wool

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    Nov 1, 2015, 08.25 AMby nrobson

    it looks electrifying in this color yet also snuggly and comforting x

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    Oct 28, 2015, 03.35 PMby TyMarie

    Great coat!! Make sure to take a look at the bottom of the BurdaStyle.com homepage this week. :)

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      Oct 28, 2015, 06.05 PMby kosk0025

      Wonderful. I’m flattered. Thank you!

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    Oct 27, 2015, 02.35 PMby matkailijakirppu

    The coat looks warm, and fun to wear! :)

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      Oct 27, 2015, 08.08 PMby kosk0025

      Thank you, M from Finland! My ancestors all came to the US from Finland 1910-1930. Surnames Koski and Vainio

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    Oct 24, 2015, 09.10 PMby liliv-1

    It looks so warm and soft! And the color is perfect!

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    Oct 24, 2015, 09.10 PMby liliv-1

    It looks so warm and soft! And the color is perfect!

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      Oct 24, 2015, 10.33 PMby kosk0025

      Thank you, LiliV!

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    Oct 24, 2015, 10.16 AMby Maria Hayek

    Beautiful coat :) And cat :D Mine has to approve all my fabrics too :D

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      Oct 24, 2015, 10.33 PMby kosk0025

      Thank you. Love your cat pic, too!

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    Oct 23, 2015, 02.12 PMby gtangel

    Beautiful

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      Oct 24, 2015, 10.33 PMby kosk0025

      Thank you!

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    Oct 23, 2015, 12.50 PMby kosk0025

    More photos on www.poppiesandthistle.com

    Poppies & Thistle is my blog—-about 50% is about gardening. The remainder is divided between cooking, sewing, reading, pets.

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