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Added Sep 3, 2010

by guerillaembr...

Manchester, Unit...






Most ambitious project yet. Made from black cotton sateen (big mistake as it picks up hairs/ fluff like nobody’s business! Bad news at home where we have 3 dogs and 1 cat!), with grey leapardskin satin lining (originally meant to be for pyjamas I think!)
Made following the McCalls 5525 – All details are from view E, but the length of D
Although this has loads of detail, and loads of pattern pieces (ewww), it was actually OK to put together. Again though, I can’t take credit for it all, as this was made during my sewing class. Seriously I need to steal Judi, my teacher and take her home with me when I leave Australia, I will be lost without her.

NB. The pattern for the back yoke was actually cut wrong, so I ended up cutting the fabric wrong so it’s a little wonky. I also found pressing the front a challenge so am considering taking it to the dry cleaners.

Material Notes

black cotton sateen
grey leapardskin lining




Spring, Fall
Garment Type

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    Sep 3, 2010, 06.31 PMby carolinam

    Well done!

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    Sep 3, 2010, 11.14 AMby spikklubba

    Love the lining, very nice coat.

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    Sep 3, 2010, 10.51 AMby kimiffu

    it looks great! i’m a bit terrified of anything with too many pattern pieces… but it definitely looks like it paid off :)

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    Sep 3, 2010, 09.28 AMby jsh-1

    I LOVED the coat! Great job. I’m in the process of making view a :) Was it hard to sew in the lining??

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      Sep 5, 2010, 09.20 AMby guerillaembroidery

      it was ok – i do th whole thing where i sew all the way around the facing and arm holes, and then turn it out through a gap in the lining in one of the arms (so it’s hidden). I had to try a couple of times to get the hand sewing right on the flaps on the back though. the first time it was pulling. good luck!

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    Sep 3, 2010, 07.14 AMby pink-cornelia

    look great, fantastic job!

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