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Cheetah Lined Cocoon Coat

Added Jan 22, 2015

By MegH

Toronto, Canada

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Description

I initially made this coat as a project video for our video streaming site, and I just love doing those videos because I get to choose the fabrics and wear the garments in the end! So for this our Cocoon Coat I wanted to infuse a little ‘meg’ into it (haha) so I went with a beautiful green textured wool and paired it with a vibrant cheetah print lining.

After the video was done, and the coat was complete I made a few secondary alterations to it. I know the coat is meant to have a loose silhouette but I wanted it a bit more fitted at the waist so I stretched and sewed in a 3" wide piece of elastic along the waistline in-between the coat and the lining (yes I took the he apart, oh no!). But it was definitely worth it in the end, and I also hand sewed back the top edges of the coat to almost give it a lapel collar effect. I could do this since the front snap fastener facing was so wide.

You can check out a video preview of my coat here, and then if you want to sew along and easily make your own variation with my help you can get the video download here.

Although it is a bit chilly to wear it now (I need my puffy coat, haha) I will wear it more when the season starts to change to Spring.

Material Notes

Textured Wool outer, Acetate Cheetah Print lining

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes

Credits

Photography

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    Feb 14, 2018, 03.45 PMby sitecreator4u

    Thanks very much Meg replying. That link and the video to follow along with doesn’t show how to do your revisions on the coat which is what I’m really interested in. (puffier sleeves and the gathering on the coat.) Do you have that video? ps I also sent you a message on your site before I saw this reply.

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    Feb 13, 2018, 03.12 PMby sitecreator4u

    I’d like to sew this version of the Cocoon Coat but I need the videos as a guide. Non of the videos are working (the youtube one and the download one). Can you tell me where I can view these videos? Thank you for any info.

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      Feb 13, 2018, 05.19 PMby MegH

      Hi there! Sorry about the broken links, we are going through a sit overhaul and no longer have out you tube account. Here is a link that WILL work :) https://academy.burdastyle.com/courses/cocoon-coat

      The Sew-Along on our Academy site.

      Best,
      Meg

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