My Vintage Dreamcoat

Added Feb 3, 2014

by janene

London, United K...

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Description

A long time in the making, but this is my take on the 1950s Butterick 547. The fabric is most definitely not authentic for the period but the process was, including the bound buttonholes, the addition of sleeve caps and the process of totally handstitching the lining to the main fabric. There are eight flared panels to this rather full coat so you can just imagine how long that took! But well worth every hour. There was a lot of ease in the pattern and I probably could have taken out some more but it feels lovely and unrestricted and twirls brilliantly!
More photos on the blog

Material Notes

synthetic corded coating fabric. Heavy gold acetate lining. Sew in canvas. Bias binding. Faux fur for the collar.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes

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    Feb 5, 2014, 06.14 PMby cchristie

    Well done Janene. You look fab on the front page of BurdaStyle. Suits you – well almost as well as the coat. Fab

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    Feb 5, 2014, 04.50 PMby MandieW

    Congrats, you’ve made our Member Project of the Week!

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    Feb 5, 2014, 02.16 AMby Regan Mackenzie

    WOW, love the fabric, love the style. Great Coat!

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    Feb 4, 2014, 08.43 PMby elletjebee

    Really beautiful and looks so good on you! I really love these vintage patterns too.

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      Feb 4, 2014, 10.08 PMby janene

      Thank you so much. I’m a sucker for a vintage pattern!

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    Feb 4, 2014, 08.35 PMby zsyzu

    Absolutely gorgeous. Wonderful photos too.

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      Feb 4, 2014, 10.08 PMby janene

      Thank you Zsyzu. I’m lucky to have a keen photographer boyf!

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    Feb 4, 2014, 04.11 PMby kisses

    Love it…just fabulous

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      Feb 4, 2014, 10.07 PMby janene

      Thank you Kisses :-)

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    Feb 4, 2014, 03.58 PMby slmnstyle

    This is gorgeous! All of your hard work and hours of sewing and contructing this coat were well worth it. Enjoy!

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      Feb 4, 2014, 10.07 PMby janene

      Thank you so much :-)

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    Feb 4, 2014, 03.29 PMby liliv-1

    It’s really a masterpiece!

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      Feb 4, 2014, 10.07 PMby janene

      Bless you. Thank you LIlliv :-)

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    Feb 4, 2014, 10.28 AMby Carien Dolittle

    Wow I’m jealous. I can imagine the fabric looks like expensive fur from far of!

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      Feb 4, 2014, 10.06 PMby janene

      Thank you! It certainly is as warm as fur!

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    Feb 4, 2014, 08.22 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Gorgeous coat Janene! Fabric is wonderful and I agree with you; it’s worth all the effort! You can be proud of this masterpiece! ;)

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      Feb 4, 2014, 09.50 AMby janene

      Thank you Ellen. I quite fancy a smaller project now!

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      Feb 6, 2014, 05.24 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Congrats on being featured Janene!

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    Feb 4, 2014, 06.27 AMby Mary Athey

    What a fabulous coat janene. The fabric’s gorgeous and is’nt it great to have something so lovely twirly girly and gorgeous when its cold and miserable outside. I loved reading your blog, it was like i was back in london again. (my sis lives there). You look gorgeous and the photos are smashing. This was so worth all your effort x

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      Feb 4, 2014, 09.51 AMby janene

      Thanks so much Mary. You say the sweetest things x

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    Feb 4, 2014, 01.55 AMby E.j. Seo

    So beautiful!!! You’ll stand out from the rest of the crowd.

    I can easily picture the scene in your childhood while reading your profile. So lovely.

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      Feb 4, 2014, 09.51 AMby janene

      Thank you. I do get some funny looks!

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    Feb 3, 2014, 10.31 PMby bjr99

    What a beautiful coat. I love the pattern and the fabric! You look super!!

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      Feb 4, 2014, 09.51 AMby janene

      Thank you :-)

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    Feb 3, 2014, 10.24 PMby neuwife

    Anything twirly is tops in my book. The vintage pattern paired with the modern fabric is brilliant.

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      Feb 4, 2014, 09.52 AMby janene

      Thank you. I like to mess things up a bit!

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      Feb 4, 2014, 09.52 AMby janene

      I mean *mix!

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    Feb 3, 2014, 09.57 PMby neuwife

    Anything twirly is tops in my book. The vintage pattern paired with the modern fabric is brilliant.

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    Feb 3, 2014, 09.52 PMby victors

    I’ve been looking forward to seeing this finished and its beautiful! That fabric is amazing and for sure you need to twirl it at every opportunity.

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      Feb 4, 2014, 09.52 AMby janene

      Thank you so much victors. :-)

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