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Mary Quite Contrary

Added Dec 31, 2012

by SuzanneAlise

Mi, Michigan, Un...






The is my first coat, and it served as a big learning project for me! I’m very happy with the finished product! It is nice and warm, and I love the feminine style. The pattern is Vogue 8626, version C shortened to the length of A.

Material Notes

Wool outer & acetate lining, bought online at Fabric Mart .




Garment Type

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    Jan 8, 2013, 08.33 PMby MaycieAfterFive

    Beautiful coat! I love the pleats in the back. Well done!

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    Jan 3, 2013, 11.22 PMby nouvellegamine

    very beautiful!

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    Jan 1, 2013, 04.21 PMby prettysewinggirl

    you can be VERY proud of yourself :) super well done, and an inspiration to me!!

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    Dec 31, 2012, 10.16 PMby kah

    simply beautiful.

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    Dec 31, 2012, 09.06 PMby SuzanneAlise

    Thank you to everyone who commented!

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    Dec 31, 2012, 01.07 PMby kihli

    This coat is so beautiful and well made! Love it!

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    Dec 31, 2012, 09.35 AMby LittleGirlInWonderland

    Ooooh, love this! If I may ask, what kind of interfacing did you use? I’m about to get started on a coat, but I don’t know if I will get the desired effect with the interfacing I have chosen and yours has just the amount of stiffness I imagined.

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      Dec 31, 2012, 09.05 PMby SuzanneAlise

      I used the only interfacing my local store sold which was Heat’nBond fusible interfacing for heavy weight fabric. I don’t think this interfacing was the most suitable for a coat, to be honest. Getting good supplies was difficult, which is why I ordered the fabric from online!

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    Dec 31, 2012, 09.27 AMby Mary Athey

    Fab coat!! I love.the clean lines and.the.back pleat x

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    Dec 31, 2012, 08.08 AMby cathysews

    This looks great…very neat….love the back pleats.

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    Dec 31, 2012, 07.39 AMby martinK

    nice coat and a great work!!!

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    Dec 31, 2012, 04.34 AMby smallone

    this is lovely!!!!

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    Dec 31, 2012, 02.39 AMby spulford

    It looks fantastic! Did you draft the collar yourself, or does the pattern’s turned-up collar fold down into the lovely collar that your coat has?

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      Dec 31, 2012, 08.52 PMby SuzanneAlise

      Thank you! The collar is the pattern’s asymmetrical stand-up collar turned down and tacked in the back. I didn’t make any adjustments to the symmetry of the pattern because I didn’t know how I was going to wear the collar until after I had cut and sewn it. I would adjust it in retrospect though. It looks nearly symmetrical anyhow. :)

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    Dec 31, 2012, 02.30 AMby jkaori

    Beautiful first coat! I really love the buttons you chose as well — just perfect!

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    Dec 31, 2012, 02.23 AMby meaganrutkowski

    Looks beautiful! Congratulations on finishing your first coat!

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