My First Coat/Jacket

Added Jan 14, 2011

by nidhi

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My first attempt at sewing a coat/jacket. The outer fabric is corduroy and the coat is lined with some flannel from my stash. I collected the buttons over a few months, every time there was a sale, I bought a pair of theses buttons. The buttonholes were a big challenge as my machine didn’t like the bulk of corduroy layers with interfacing. At one point, it semed that all my work is going to go waste due to the buttonholes but I’m glad that I was able to make them all. After wearing it for a few hours and carrying shopping bags, the sleeves are wrinkled here which I think will be an issue with this fabric. Got a lot of compliments from strangers,appreciation is always encouraging!

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Style
Casual
Material
Corduroy, Flannel

Credits

Simplicity

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    Jun 11, 2011, 03.02 PMby sarahq

    ADORABLE! good color choice!

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      Jun 11, 2011, 03.56 PMby nidhi

      Thanks Sarah! This has been one of my favourite colours ever since I wore an ethnic lehnga in this colour for a college party in 2000.

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    Jun 11, 2011, 02.17 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Good job, I love contrast linings in coats and jackets.

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      Jun 11, 2011, 03.48 PMby nidhi

      Thanks! I like it too; the contrast adds interest.

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    Feb 15, 2011, 09.57 PMby loyl8

    Fantastic job!! love it!! Red is always a great color!!

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      Feb 18, 2011, 11.25 PMby nidhi

      thanks for the compliment!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 08.24 PMby zaarissima

    a very great work! This jacket is awarded to you! great color and pattern choise!!!

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      Jan 15, 2011, 09.11 PMby nidhi

      Thanks a bunch! It is a great award!!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 05.34 PMby cantare

    It’s beautiful! I love the color, the buttons, and the lining. My machine refused to let me make standard buttonholes—curse computers!! And so I did the zig-zag stitch on each one. This turned out so well!

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      Jan 15, 2011, 06.04 PMby nidhi

      Thank you so much Cantare! To zigzag the troubling buttonholes is a great idea. I’ll keep that in mind in case I have the same issue with my machine in future.

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    Jan 15, 2011, 12.54 AMby sansancouture

    Well done !

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      Jan 15, 2011, 12.56 AMby nidhi

      Thank you!!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 09.00 PMby asf

    I love a fun lining. The best place for something surprising. Your coat looks great too!

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      Jan 15, 2011, 12.06 AMby nidhi

      Thanks for the compliment! Since this coat was my first attempt and I wasn’t sure if it would be wearable; I didn’t want to buy any fabric therefore I chose to use this lively fabric leftover from a project in 2006.I’m glad it is being liked by everyone; I’m loving it too!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 07.12 PMby scheryka

    First coat….no way! This is fabulous. I wish my first coat looked this well….I wished the rest of them did too. But coats are somethign I have to work on. Like zippers are to most people, for me, it’s the coat.

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      Jan 14, 2011, 11.49 PMby nidhi

      Thanks so much for appreciating ! Well, I’ve seen your projects and love the coat/jacket for the baby girl and it is amazing and so is your white coat. Great job with the buttonholes and the zipper. I admire you for the wide variety of projects that you’ve made.

      I was very nervous even after reading all the reviews of this pattern.I so wanted a bright coat and had told my hubby that I’ll not buy a coat this season so it was imperative that I made it wearable. I had to phone Simplicity for help with understanding the lining part since I didn’t want to buy more fabric if I made a mistake. I was very happy once it was complete and compliments from all you talented ladies is a reward.

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    Jan 14, 2011, 04.24 PMby analogue

    Stunning first coat! Cute lining as well, great job :-)

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      Jan 14, 2011, 11.29 PMby nidhi

      Thanks so much for appreciating my attempt! It took me about 20 days to make this coat because I was terribly confused and nervous at some points.
      I had made a reversible skirt for a friend’s daughter in 2006 with this flannel; the left over was all that I needed for the lively lining. She loved the skirt and i’m loving the coat!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 03.24 PMby mkreinders

    Great job on your first Jacket. Looks like the PRunway one I did last year. Excellent work!

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      Jan 14, 2011, 11.15 PMby nidhi

      Yes it is the same pattern. Simplicity 2508. I’m sorry, I mentioned the pattern number in Project Credits only. And i should thank u twice—-for appreciating my attempt and for your helpful review at Patternreview.com. I had read your review there before buying this pattern.

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    Jan 14, 2011, 03.23 PMby yellowmae

    I LOVE the color :-) Good job!

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      Jan 14, 2011, 11.05 PMby nidhi

      Thank you so much! This has been one of my favourite colours for years and I was lucky to find corduroy in this colour for $2.00/yd.

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    Jan 14, 2011, 03.22 PMby teenee

    your jacket looks great, love the lining too!

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      Jan 14, 2011, 11.01 PMby nidhi

      Thanks a bunch! I had made a reversible skirt for a friend’s daughter in 2006 with this flannel; the left over was all that I needed for the lining and to add some more life to the jacket.

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