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Cocoon Coat

Added Feb 9, 2011

by juebejue

San Jose, Califo...






I made another coat from a super altered McCall 5525 :) this light weight coat is inspired by a Modcloth coat, but more slimmed down and soft-edged.
Details i love:
I made mine more fitted around the waist.
I also changed the collar to a oversized hoodie
The pleat in the back is a lot higher than my inspiration, allowing a more fitted waist
the pocket is a very roomy ? pocket (what is the name of this kind of pockets?)
the sleeves are pleated in at the edge to mimic the back
The collar is hard to describe — they are a little fumply but i am just so proud of myself for figuring it out!
the coat is also balooned around the butt
there’s a tag area in the back of the neck!
fully lined
fabric covered button closure

I loved my coat, this is probably one of my favorite coat ever!

Material Notes





Garment Type

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    Aug 14, 2011, 06.42 AMby milka83

    love it

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    Mar 1, 2011, 08.53 PMby erdronen

    Wow! This is a really stunning coat! What beautiful details :) Great job!

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    Feb 23, 2011, 10.03 AMby sansancouture

    Love love love :)

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    Feb 11, 2011, 02.24 AMby lucyrev

    Love the details!!

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    Feb 11, 2011, 12.01 AMby tracyx

    yay you finished! Very fancy, I like that you made the waist more fitted. Good job!

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    Feb 10, 2011, 10.27 PMby lizajane09

    I love this. It has so many great details.

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    Feb 10, 2011, 01.47 PMby kstyled

    What a great coat!!! I also like the top UNDER the coat! I also see a dress in there…if you look at the back of the coat, remove the hood and the ?yoke? (the piece inside the v-neck…uh, back) GREAT JOB !!!!

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      Feb 12, 2011, 02.57 AMby juebejue

      heehee i love the top! I made that one or two years ago :)

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    Feb 9, 2011, 03.46 PMby runningwithscissors1

    I love it! So unique.

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    Feb 9, 2011, 01.52 PMby mixtlii

    It looks fantastic, congratulations on your new coat :)

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    Feb 9, 2011, 12.53 PMby bussey

    I’d bet a balooned, white coat would never suit a petite girl… but I’d be totally wrong! Great work! Too bad I’ll never rise to an (super-advanced) intermediate level as you, to be able to sew such wonderful stuff! Sigh…

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      Feb 12, 2011, 02.58 AMby juebejue

      heehee, practice makes perfect, i think ive made almost 10 coats now!!!

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    Feb 9, 2011, 09.22 AMby kihli

    Great and very unique coat! It suits you so well, and the white wool is perfect for it!

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    Feb 9, 2011, 08.29 AMby wendyondesign

    This is so nice, I was only hoping you’d write that there was a pattern for it:-) I love all the unique details and it looks really nice in white. Well done!

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      Feb 12, 2011, 02.58 AMby juebejue

      hehe, i hope to get good enough to actually draft my own patterns! this is mostly draped or trial and error…

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    Feb 9, 2011, 07.29 AMby margrietmg

    Your coat looks soft, pretty, and unique!

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