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First big sewing project: Winter Coat

Added Apr 22, 2011

by ecila

Grenoble , France






Made from 2005 or 2006 Burda pattern, this coat is my very first big and mentionable project.
I went to buy the fabric which is a woven mix of wool and polyesther.
I made a lining (satin i guess, not sure) and stitched it all by hand into the fabric outside.
Re did the cuff a little months later because it was spliting.
Made an error on a pocket closure but i like it like it is…
Learnt how to make the buttonholes in 3 or 4 hours, it was tricky but i’m happy to had learn that with someone it could have been worse alone!!

I’m really pleased by my first project. I’ll be probably making others pictures this winter of the coat worn.

Material Notes

Wool polyesther woven, Lining satin




Garment Type
Polyester, Satin, Wool

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    Apr 24, 2011, 08.59 AMby ecila

    Ho!! Thank you so much! Your comments are really encouraging me!! For sure i will keep up the discovery of sewing! Thanks again, a lot!

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    Apr 23, 2011, 08.02 PMby FashionSewingBlog

    Credit where credit is due, a great attempt for a first major project and the fact you are so proud of your work, just keep up the good work and keep posting your projects.

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    Apr 23, 2011, 06.08 PMby Douli Bee

    It’s really nice for first project !!! Keep sewing !!! I love the fabric.

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    Apr 22, 2011, 07.36 PMby emilywirt

    I love this fabric choice.

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      Apr 22, 2011, 08.16 PMby ecila

      Thanks! I’m looking at your projects, lovely things!

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