Built by Wendy Coat Altered

Added Oct 29, 2009

by cheekystitch

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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I planned to make this coat all summer
I used a Built By Wendy pattern but altered it because I read online that it was boxy and shapeless
I added the Esther shawl collar and turned it into a fold over coat by adding a high-wasted belt and antler horn buttons

Im surprised at how well this turned out. I am dyslexic and have trouble following written instructions. I am a visual learner, so this was an accomplishment for me!

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Material Notes

Black wool coating
Purple wool (Bergdorf Goodman shade)
Antler Horn Buttons

Difficulty

Advanced

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Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes

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    Nov 30, 2009, 01.53 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    :D

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    Oct 29, 2009, 06.55 PMby frenchpea

    I love this! I really love the shawl collar, and along with the lining, it’s beautiful. So you should be happy with it, it’s very well done! I am very envious. Apart from the instructions, was it a hard pattern to make up?

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      Oct 30, 2009, 04.37 PMby cheekystitch

      The patten was easy enough to follow, however irection number 17, where it tells you how to assemble the lining might be confusing. i had to use all of my common sense to figure it out plus highlighters to separate what should have been about five different steps. I suggest cutting the pattern a full size smaller. It is really bi and shapeless. If you are more advances i would suggest adding darts or a waist.

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