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Burdastyle Coat in Black

Added May 20, 2013

by Abigail Ball

Cape Town, South...






I took my time making this coat and am very pleased with the outcome. I am really enjoying the length.

I used size 38 (was shocked at the size as I normally buy size 32/34 clothing. I guess it must be my height – I’m tall – and I wanted to be able to fit a jersey underneath). I made the belt but felt it looked better without it as the belt buckle I was able to find was slightly smaller than the recommendation which made the belt rather narrow.

I lengthened the sleeves by 2cm but would have preferred lengthening it by 4cm. I also reversed the pleats. The photo in the book shows them they way I did it but the directions instruct otherwise.

The pattern is lovely but the directions could have been more detailed in places. Apparently my gran complained of the same thing back in her day with Burdastyle. I’ve seen the same complaint in comments on other projects on this website.

My little blog: http://www.facebook.com/BecauseISaySew

Material Notes

I used melton wool which I “pre-washed” in the tumble dryer with hot, wet towels and 100% cotton lining.




Garment Type

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    May 23, 2013, 01.18 AMby smallone

    oh great coat!!!!

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    May 20, 2013, 01.22 PMby cris orange

    perfect work, congrats!

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      May 20, 2013, 07.13 PMby Abigail Ball

      Thank you. You are a talented seamstress – I had a look at your dress, pants and blazer – lovely! I know how much work goes into that.

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    May 20, 2013, 12.24 PMby liliv-1

    Fabulous coat. So great first post project:) I can’t wait to see more from you!

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      May 20, 2013, 07.29 PMby Abigail Ball

      Another talented seamstress. Thank you, the encouragement is wonderful. It’s nice to be part of a community that values sewing.

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