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Burberry Trench Coat

Added Jun 10, 2011

by ahearta

Seattle, Washing...

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Description

My finished coat from the Pattern~Scissors~Cloth Ready-To-Wear Tailoring Sew-Along hosted by Sherry. I was inspired by a trench coat in a Burberry advertisement featuring Emma Watson. I took a pattern from my stash, vintage Simplicity 6976, for the basic shape and then began to draft the changes that I wanted. I added a collar with collar stand, storm flaps, pleats at the shoulder, six rows of buttons, and a belt. I used a camel-colored gabardine for the outer and a Burberry rainwear for the lining.

More on my blog, Sew Well.

Material Notes

Camel-colored gabardine; Burberry rainwear; and large, black buttons.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

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

Credits

Pattern
Photography
Fabric

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    Feb 22, 2012, 09.25 AMby carolrv

    You are too modest in rating your sewing level…definitely not a novice!

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    Jun 11, 2011, 08.33 PMby lasusie

    amazingly well done!

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      Jun 12, 2011, 08.35 PMby ahearta

      Thanks!

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    Jun 11, 2011, 09.55 AMby carolyn-s

    Beautifully finished; well done!

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      Jun 12, 2011, 08.35 PMby ahearta

      Thank you!

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    Jun 11, 2011, 04.55 AMby madebymeg

    nicely done!

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      Jun 14, 2011, 09.20 PMby ahearta

      Thank you! That means a lot coming from a recently featured member. I’m also in the Bay Area, so you caught my attention. You’ve done some really fun and creative projects.

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      Jun 15, 2011, 03.40 AMby madebymeg

      aww you make me blush! good to “meet” other sewers in the bay area. i was trying to get an east bay burdastyle/sewing group together with another member, but we’ll see how it goes…

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      Jun 17, 2011, 11.41 PMby ahearta

      How would one organize a BurdaStyle sewing group? Is there a place to sign up? I’m just outside the city down the peninsula, but I could easily make the drive to the east bay if I were aware of a gathering.

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      Jun 18, 2011, 05.28 PMby madebymeg

      so here’s the meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/BurdaStyle/Oakland-CA/-1/

      we kinda ran out of steam because we don’t have a place to meet yet (my apt is teeny tiny). but if you “sign up” for the group it will send you any updates. :)

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    Jun 11, 2011, 04.00 AMby turtlegirl00

    Wow!! Amazing job!!

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      Jun 12, 2011, 08.35 PMby ahearta

      Thank you very much!

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    Jun 11, 2011, 03.27 AMby calicocouture

    Gorgeous! I love all of the details, and it’s beautifully made too.

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      Jun 12, 2011, 08.35 PMby ahearta

      Thanks!

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    Jun 11, 2011, 02.18 AMby laha5822

    This is great! It really does look professional and I also love that white dress. I have some Barberry gabardine and raincoat material, but not lining… where did you find the lining?

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      Jun 11, 2011, 03.18 AMby ahearta

      Thanks! I found the lining at a store in San Francisco called Discount Fabrics. I try to link to my fabric sources here if they have an online source, but I don’t think this store does. It’s a warehouse filled with what I imagine are bolts of fabric that major sources no longer need. About a year ago I happened upon a bin of fabrics labeled Burberry on super sale. I grabbed up the rest of the bolt of this Burberry, but I’ve used it for everything so I’m now down to a yard or so left. I guess that shows how much I love it!

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    Jun 11, 2011, 02.06 AMby Timea Schmidt

    Very nice job! I own a Burberry trench so I can tell you firs hand, this could pass for the real one! I love the white dress you wear under it! Is that made by you also?

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      Jun 11, 2011, 03.13 AMby ahearta

      Thanks! And, no, I didn’t make the white dress. It was a gift from my friends for my bachelorette party from Express.

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    Jun 11, 2011, 12.28 AMby mollykatherine

    Wow, I can’t believe you made this! it looks like it could be a burberry! Terrific job, it looks so professional!

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      Jun 11, 2011, 01.47 AMby ahearta

      Thank you so much! I’m happy with how well it came out. It’s my first real attempt at drafting this much.

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    Jun 10, 2011, 11.55 PMby frkbustad

    Brilliant work! It looks great!

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      Jun 11, 2011, 01.45 AMby ahearta

      Thanks!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 11.47 PMby carottesauvage

    Beautiful! Burberry would sue you for this! :)

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      Jun 11, 2011, 01.45 AMby ahearta

      Ha! Since I used real Burberry fabric for the lining, I hope they’ll think of me as a walking advertisement for them… Wishful thinking?!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 10.38 PMby infinite-plus-one

    Wow! Once I became better at sewing i’m going to try something like this (:

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      Jun 11, 2011, 01.45 AMby ahearta

      Definitely! Let me know if you do.

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    Jun 10, 2011, 10.11 PMby janul

    wow, so perfect! I love that coat in the Emma Watson commercial too – and I was thinking about making my own trench too, but when I see your version, I give up! :)

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      Jun 11, 2011, 01.45 AMby ahearta

      Don’t give up! Just find a good pattern to follow.

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