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My Tikva

Added Nov 21, 2010

by natclem

Chicago, Illinoi...






Tikva trench with polka dot lining.

Material Notes

Wine / Berry colored Chicago fabric, silver and magenta polka dot lining, and satin silver buckle. I added an interior pocket and coat hook loop for functionality.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type



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    Jan 4, 2014, 07.35 PMby SaucySewist

    I like the photo of it without the belt best. Looks updated that way.

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    Sep 6, 2013, 06.10 PMby Occultine

    This coat is amazing ! I love the colour too ;) One day when I’m an advanced sewer I want to make this coat ! But before that, it would be great if I finished my first top (first sewing project ever lol) :P

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    Aug 16, 2011, 09.45 PMby flowergirl22

    i dont think I have to say anything else it looks really great,,

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    Feb 24, 2011, 10.31 PMby zilredloh

    I love your coat! You said it was Chicago fabric, but what kind exactly? After seeing yours, I’m now in love with this and want to make one for the upcoming spring.

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      Feb 25, 2011, 12.39 AMby natclem

      It’s a waterproof cotton blend called “Chicago” I went to the fabric store and asked for something that would be great for trench coat or rain coat. They led me to this. I love it, it was a great fabric to work with!!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 01.53 PMby jellybear

    That is beautiful, your sewing is perfect!! Can i be dead cheeky and ask a question? Do you think it’s possible to make this coat with a quilted lining or maybe it won’t take it?

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      Dec 7, 2010, 04.14 PMby natclem

      Thanks a lot!!! Eeeep…. Probably a light quilted lining, but I think with anything too heavy you’ll lose your the form and draping of the coat. You could probably give the bodice a heavier lining than the skirt, though, since it’s more tailored. With that method, I don’t think that you’d lose too much shape on the top. The lining was rather simple to make, and the top and bottom were completely separate, so you could give it a try and change it out if it doesn’t work. The toughest part of the lining was getting it sewn onto the cuffs.

      Anything else just let me know!!! – Nat

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      Jan 7, 2011, 04.19 PMby jellybear

      Thanks so much for your advice, sorry for my slow response, (i’ve been on a knitting franzy!) i really want to make this. Unfortunately this one’s on hold for the time being. my brother wants a suit and my sister now wants a wedding dress. In my opinion yours is the best made version i’ve seen made up. even better than the burda one

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    Dec 3, 2010, 03.50 PMby ruthies4

    Wow…this is fantastic!!! I have the pattern, but haven’t made it yet.

    The tailoring is great…what other alterations to the pattern did you do? It looks so much better than the original design!

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      Dec 3, 2010, 09.41 PMby natclem

      I made the belt a thicker belt, added a second button, and I took in the sides above the waist about an inch on each side (from the side seams) because I thought it was a little too loose on me. Other than that, I followed the pattern.

      Good luck with yours! Let me know when you post it :)

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    Nov 28, 2010, 02.16 PMby frkbustad

    This is gorgeous!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 02.09 AMby natclem

    Thanks everyone for your kind words!!! If I get any pics of myself wearing it, I’ll post them. By the time I finished it I only got to wear the coat for about a week before it got too cold out, but it was one amazing week! :D

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    Nov 22, 2010, 12.14 AMby kelepso


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    Nov 21, 2010, 10.10 PMby mili222

    Wow,so stylish,perfect color.

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    Nov 21, 2010, 09.43 PMby tinybows

    amazinggggg. oh its so pretty!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 05.12 PMby Sewing And Style


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    Nov 21, 2010, 04.35 PMby peaches2218

    With the belt it even looks like a dress!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 04.13 PMby zaarissima

    a really beautiful coat! Great work!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 03.41 PMby kihli

    It looks totally different in this colour, I like it better than the original! Great coat!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 12.01 PMby magdamagda

    you’ve picked an amazing color for an amazing pattern and now you have something so awesome in your wardrobe!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 11.26 AMby analogue

    Really beautiful coat, the polkadot lining is great! I really love the pleats, they give it a lovely shape.

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    Nov 21, 2010, 10.47 AMby Claire .

    This coat is gorgeous ! I also love the fabric you used !

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    Nov 21, 2010, 10.47 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    oh this is so great! you should post ones of you wearing it, because im sure it would look ever more amazing on! if i ever have the time i must make a winter coat…but i see the chances of that happening are quite slim…

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    Nov 21, 2010, 10.41 AMby zenica

    Absolutely adorable!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 10.41 AMby jodieclark

    Amazing! Love the colour.

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