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Deep Lagoon Talea

Added Feb 7, 2014

by liaifen

Brooklyn, New Yo...






This coat is based on Burda’s Talea Coat. I must admit that the seam ripper was my best friend on this project. I never made a coat before, and this one is listed as an Advanced level pattern. The biggest problem I had was following the instructions. Sometimes the diagrams and terminology didn’t seem to match the pattern itself. I think also, given that it’s an Advanced level pattern, that a lot of knowledge on how to sew a coat was assumed.

That said, I also drafted and inserted a lining for the first time (using the bagging method). And then had to do and re-do a lot of sewing because the lining and the hem did not seem to match up. All in all, however, I’m very happy with how it finally turned out. Next time, I would add interfacing to the front facing to give it more structure. And buy extra thread — There’s a lot of top-stitching on this baby!

I used a wool blend melton for the coat and a dark teal poly/satin for the lining. The photos don’t capture the color of the lining, but it’s a nice bright teal. The buttons are from Mood NYC.

Material Notes

wool blend melton
poly/ satin lining




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Satin, Wool

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    Feb 9, 2014, 03.48 PMby velvetribbon

    Nice coat! Love both of the fabrics, you did a nice work on the lining :)

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      Feb 9, 2014, 04.08 PMby liaifen

      Thank you so much! And I love your double-breasted cape… so cute :)

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    Feb 8, 2014, 11.04 PMby Olga Tur

    Great first coat! Nicely done!

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      Feb 8, 2014, 11.13 PMby liaifen

      Thank you!!

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    Feb 8, 2014, 10.30 AMby Mary Athey

    Oh this is just fabulous!! You would never know this is your first coat as its so good. the shape of this and the colour’s great on you x

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      Feb 8, 2014, 09.14 PMby liaifen

      That’s so nice of you to say… thank you so much! It was a real learning experience :)

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    Feb 8, 2014, 10.07 AMby Debbie Allingham

    That is one fabulous first time coat! It looks great – I love the colour too.

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      Feb 8, 2014, 09.13 PMby liaifen

      Oh thank you!

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    Feb 7, 2014, 08.42 PMby cathysews

    This coat is awesome, a great job

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      Feb 7, 2014, 09.40 PMby liaifen

      Thank you so much!

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