Hibiscus Coat

Added Sep 17, 2012

by jkaori

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Description

I love the bright pink hibiscus blooms in my yard, and wanted to make a coat featuring details that would remind me of those beautiful blooms during the fall and winter months. I started with a coat pattern from the November 2006 issue of BurdaStyle magazine and made a few design changes: added a bright pink flat piping around the collar and center fronts; added a third button and used pink for the bound buttonholes; changed the flap pockets to double-welt pockets that are backed with pink; and changed the belt bands to a single belt in the back.

Material Notes

The coat is made of wool coating. I hand-basted silk organza as underlining and pad-stitched sew-in hair canvas interfacing for the collar and lapels (I used fusible for the facings and pockets). The lining is pink silk charmeuse.

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Style
Classic
Material
Silk, Wool

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    Oct 24, 2012, 09.05 PMby patty72

    Fantastic work, piping and button holes are amazing.

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      Oct 25, 2012, 03.34 PMby jkaori

      Thank you so much! I wasn’t sure whether the pink details would be too bright, but I like how it turned out.

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    Sep 26, 2012, 03.39 PMby sewknitting

    Beautiful coat! Fits perfect. Love the skirt you have on underneath too :)

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      Oct 25, 2012, 03.34 PMby jkaori

      Thank you!

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    Sep 21, 2012, 02.29 PMby maidenjane

    Very sharp! I love the pink piping!

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      Sep 25, 2012, 01.37 AMby jkaori

      Thank you so much!

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    Sep 17, 2012, 03.02 PMby pamchar

    Perfect fit! I like the pink details.

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      Sep 25, 2012, 01.37 AMby jkaori

      Thank you!

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    Sep 17, 2012, 07.20 AMby camelia db

    Wow , this is really beautiful!

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      Sep 25, 2012, 01.37 AMby jkaori

      Thank you!

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    Sep 17, 2012, 06.34 AMby Lene Light

    Pretty amazing!!

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      Sep 25, 2012, 01.38 AMby jkaori

      Thank you!

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