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Last coat for winter...

Added Jan 17, 2008

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...






After the disappointment with the fabric of my purple coat, I really wanted to make a good coat this winter. Winter’s almost over but I am really happy with this coat: a kind of A-line coat (it flares out from just below the bust) with unusually placed darts and leather cuffs, hem and collar. I found working with fabric and leather in the same garment a bit of a challenge, because they behave so differently and you can’t make any mistakes when sewing leather. Also, I had to use quite a bit of iron-on double sided fabric glue (like the glue on interfacing, but on its own) which I’m not very used to. Unfortunately it’s not fully finished yet. My sewing machine can’t make a button hole big enough for my nice fabric covered buttons, there just pinned on for now. I’ll have to wait till next week, to have the opportunity to get some help with that.

Material Notes

black wool (fairly heavy, real coat fabric), black leather, fusible interfacing for wool fabrics, double sided fabric glue ‘fabric’, button covering set





I made my own pattern, with a bit of help from my sewing teacher.

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    Oct 3, 2008, 04.44 AMby pinksunflower

    WOW! This is just amazing!

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    Feb 5, 2008, 12.26 AMby toupinette

    woh! just one word: perfect!

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    Jan 25, 2008, 05.44 PMby mariejessie

    Stunning, absolutely stunning. I only wish this were a published pattern, as I’d love to give it a try! Great work!

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    Jan 21, 2008, 05.04 PMby greyalifaust

    That looks awesome. Hopefully you’ll get the buttonhole issue sorted soon so that you’ll be able to enjoy wearing it! I’m sure it will look beautiful on you!

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    Jan 19, 2008, 10.46 PMby lilo

    Looks GREAT! I love the pattern with that touch of vintage and yet a bit of Matrix.

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    Jan 18, 2008, 08.37 AMby shayla

    Wow! It looks great… and especially seeing as its the first time you’ve worked with leather. Great job.

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    Jan 18, 2008, 08.23 AMby jj1

    I love it, very stylish..

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    Jan 18, 2008, 12.00 AMby senasews

    very stylish. like the others, the combination of the fabrics is great. it makes the look of the coat

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    Jan 17, 2008, 11.43 AMby fashion1

    very sophisticated and professional! the fabric combination ist great!

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    Jan 17, 2008, 10.06 AMby ceregana

    very chic! looks like a mandarin matrix reloaded coat. great!

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    Jan 17, 2008, 08.52 AMby kasia26

    I like the combination of the fabric and leather. It makes the simple A-line coat sophisticated.

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    Jan 17, 2008, 07.58 AMby annika

    Very nice design, looks sophisticated.

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    Jan 17, 2008, 07.43 AMby yoshimi

    It looks very distinguished. I like the collar very much!

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