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Embroidered Coat

Added Oct 17, 2012

by daisylynn

Graz, Austria






I made this coat last year. I actually wanted a trench coat, but it kind of morphed into a dress-like coat. The fabric is a linen/cotton mixture I had lying around after not using it to make slip-covers for our couch in our previous apartment. We spent a lot of money on it, but I never got around to making more than one chair-cover, so I decided to use the fabric for this project instead. :-)
It’s based loosely on a Burda jacket pattern, but I can’t remember which, and to be honest, it’s so altered I’m not sure anyone would recognise it. I drafted new sleeves, a new skirt and did an FBA. I also tried to dye the fabric into a deeper red, like wine, but the dye didn’t take at all. :-( So instead I embroidered the back, the cuffs and the lapel.

Material Notes

Fashion fabric: Linen/Cotton
Lining: Acetate
Interlining: Organza




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage
Blends, Linen

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    Nov 5, 2012, 09.35 PMby MichelleMignon

    This is so lovely! Great detail!

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    Oct 18, 2012, 06.59 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    the embroidery makes this coat so special together with the beautiful arm-solution………… this is really lovely and i wish we could see a close up of your embroidered details!

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      Oct 25, 2012, 08.55 PMby daisylynn

      Ralf, thank you for saying such lovely things. I’m a total admirer of your work, so to have you complimenting mine makes me very happy! :-) I’ll see if I can post some close-ups of the embroidery.

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    Oct 17, 2012, 08.45 PMby kihli

    What a beutiful coat! It reminds me of the coats that are worn by the women in Jane Austen movies, especially with those sleeves!

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    Oct 17, 2012, 07.10 PMby Linda74Sews

    Embroidery detail is lovely and adds a lot to the overall look of the coat..

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    Oct 17, 2012, 01.34 PMby pauline alice

    You did an amazing job! I love the embroidery on the collar and back, it’s such a nice detail.

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