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My new corduroy coat

Added Jan 4, 2012

by Emma Jeffery

Huntington Beach...

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Description

This is my first completed project from the book and I love it! The pattern itself is pretty straightforward and the explanations, ideas and other versions gave me the confidence to make some changes to the original and create something I really wanted.

I lengthened the front top bodice by 3" because I am long in the body. I also added the band at the center. I reversed the direction of the grain for the waistband and I love how it is in slight contrast to the rest of the jacket. I made a short peplum-style bottom to the jacket which is something I was after because I have a couple of long straight coats and so wanted something different for this one. I added extra long sleeve cuffs which I also really like as it makes the jacket feel more casual.

I only partially lined the coat ā€“ just the top bodice front and back. The Peplum is unlined as are the sleeves.

It came together quickly and the pattern was so easy to follow. Iā€™m even surprised at how much I love this coat ā€“ it fits great and I love how it looks.

I wrote up this coat as a project for Fiskars which you can read by clicking here

And I linked to it on my blog here

Material Notes

Soft green/grey corduroy for outer
Dew Drop in Aqua by Tula Pink cotton for lining (I think I used about 1 yard)

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Men
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Style
Casual
Material
Corduroy, Cotton

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    Jan 11, 2012, 12.21 AMby tsedai

    Cute!

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    Jan 5, 2012, 12.40 PMby joost52

    Great work, looks really good on you too :)

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    Jan 4, 2012, 08.29 PMby Emma Jeffery

    Thank you!!

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    Jan 4, 2012, 05.11 PMby TheSewingStudio

    Love the feminine take on military style!

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    Jan 4, 2012, 02.42 PMby hdk100

    it looks fantastic! cord was a great choice!

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    Jan 4, 2012, 01.11 PMby tirrs

    lovely

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