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Gigli Wannabe Coat

Added Nov 3, 2011

by piackdy

London, United K...

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Description

My attempt at copying a $4000+ (1990s price) Romeo Gigli coat from his Winter 89-90 collection. (I was a poor student. I couldn’t possibly afford it.)

The sewing didn’t take very long. But the applique embroidery took forever. All in all it tooked me about a decade to finish this coat. And unfortunately it’s humongous on me. (I have problems getting the fit, scale, and silhouette right on many sewing projects.)

Definitely a labor of love. When I have time I’ll try to include a bit more construction details in case there are bits you can adapt for your project.

More on my blog post: Taking the scenic route with Gigli wannabe coat

Material Notes

Cotton Velvet shell, ? lining, China Silk applique, DMC Pearl Cotton embroidery cord, Wadding (for collar & cuffs)

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Style
Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Velvet

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    Nov 4, 2011, 11.26 PMby jennyrecorder

    Stunningly beautiful :)

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    Nov 4, 2011, 04.41 PMby piackdy

    Thanks for the compliments! Now we know why couture is so bloody expensive…It can be achieved, it just takes a lot of patience. Bucket loads of patience! :-)

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    Nov 3, 2011, 07.09 PMby patti-r

    AWESOME!!!!

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    Nov 3, 2011, 04.06 PMby FEDRA

    What a wonderful embroidery! Great job Congratulations!

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    Nov 3, 2011, 02.20 PMby mememe-1

    Stunning embroidery! It actually looks exactly like the original. Amazing work!

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