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first coat attempt

Added Jan 16, 2012

by chula123

Great Yarmouth, ...






this is a coat pattern from the december issue. Followed the instructions, only lengthened the arms a bit. Now that it is finished I am not so happy with my choice of material any more. It isn’t very warm plus I feel a heavier coat material would have suited the pattern better. Only bought this black/white wool mix because it was considerably cheaper than the real coat stuff and I didn’t want to spend too much, in case I messed up. Still, I can always wear it in spring.

Material Notes

fishbone/woolmix, lining, buttons




Winter, Spring
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic

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    Jan 17, 2012, 02.35 PMby Douli Bee

    I love it! It looks great on you! You’ll be happy when spring comes and you ’ll already have the perfect coat!

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      Jan 19, 2012, 06.48 PMby chula123

      thank you so much Douli, I really appreciate it !

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    Jan 17, 2012, 09.42 AMby monikapullerits

    I agree with schnui. Sometimes its quite good to try a pattern with cheaper fabric to build your confidence. And anyway, you surely need a coat for spring time. Now you are well prepared! :)

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      Jan 19, 2012, 06.50 PMby chula123

      Yes, I am glad I did this little trial run ! Less scared now. As a matter of fact, have already started another jacket and this time a proper winter jacket :-))

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    Jan 17, 2012, 05.19 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    spring is in the air and you will have soon a lot of possibility to wear your new coat. i love it and it suits you well!

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      Jan 19, 2012, 06.52 PMby chula123

      Herzlichen Dank Ralf.
      I really appreciate your nice comment, it’s very encouraging.
      My next project is a litte (fake) fur jacket, that should keep me warm enough til spring gets here :-))

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    Jan 17, 2012, 01.36 AMby poppykettle

    There ain’t nothing wrong with a between-the-seasons coat :) I love a brightly coloured lining tucked away inside a coat!

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      Jan 19, 2012, 06.53 PMby chula123

      thank you !
      Yes, I love the lining too. Makes it look more fun :-)

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    Jan 16, 2012, 11.20 PMby foursquarewalls

    Wow, I just made my own houndstooth jacket with red lining! Great minds think alike. I think yours is pretty cute.

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      Jan 19, 2012, 06.54 PMby chula123

      thanks ! Have you posted a picture of yours yet? Would love to see it !!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 10.30 PMby schnui

    Sometimes it is well worth trying a new project in a cheaper fabric, especially when you have to outlay a lot more money on the next piece of fabric to get what you want. At least you have learnt from this coat and the next one will be easier.

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      Jan 19, 2012, 06.55 PMby chula123

      Yes, I agree. So glad I didn’t buy the more expensive material, but I feel much more confident now, so I might just get that expensive stuff yet :-)

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      Jan 20, 2012, 01.40 AMby schnui

      Good for you!!

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