My winter coat!

Added Nov 17, 2008

by polychromatin

Halle, Germany

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Description

So this is finally the coat I made up by myself changing the Vogue pattern 8346. I used the bodice part and shortened it at waist height and took the sleeves, but made them a little bit puffier on the shoulders. The lower part is just a big rectangle (as wide as the fabric was) frilled at the waist. I „stole“ the collar from a coat I ordered at a catalog company and sent back ;) I didn’t have enough fabric to make a button-facing (just folded the fabric over) or any pockets, so I added some inner-pockets. First the lining was too short at the bottom, so I had to unsew and add some fabric.

Generally speaking I learned a lot doing this coat not following any instructions. I’d never done one before, but also wouldn’t recommend my strategy ;) Even though it’s not perfect (one side is longer than the other, collar is not 100% symmetric, …) I think I’m happy with it (also in the end I think one looks easily fat or pregnant in it ;)). Yes, I think I like it :) I’m a little bit proud I made it all up by myself :)

Material Notes

some dark-blue wool fabric from my mothers stash, olive green satin for the lining, 8 green ivory nut buttons

Difficulty

Novice

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Credits

my mom for the fabric and the help

I recommend everyone, who wants to make a jacket or coat with lining the google video from Benedikta How to line a jacket! I wish I’d seen it before I did the lining ;)

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    Feb 23, 2009, 07.08 PMby bakainc

    Definitely beautiful. The shoulders look divine. And your cute lining colour with the pockets is too lovely.

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    Feb 10, 2009, 01.21 AMby pinksunflower

    WOW well done on this. I am not brave enough to tackle a coat yet. But this looks great. Love the colour of the lining. Very nice. Good job. x Pinksunflower

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    Jan 31, 2009, 11.44 AMby milkyway

    I don’t know how I missed this coat. Is gorgeous!! very neat job!!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 06.07 PMby heatherrique

    Enchantingly chic coat! Beautifully crafted!

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    Jan 13, 2009, 03.49 PMby alasse

    Love it :)

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    Jan 9, 2009, 01.08 PMby stephiaffi

    Lovely coat!

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    Dec 28, 2008, 09.40 PMby rizum

    Wowza!!! this is a great coat!!!!

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    Dec 20, 2008, 01.39 PMby madamewu

    This is amazing. :) Love it :D

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    Nov 22, 2008, 03.29 PMby brikendig

    What a great, classy coat. Lovin it! Kudos to you on a job well done!

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    Nov 20, 2008, 11.42 AMby yolimba

    Dieser Mantel ist der absolute Wahnsinn!! Sieht bezaubernd aus – ein großes Lob, meine Liebe :-)

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    Nov 20, 2008, 02.23 AMby luzie

    wow, der ist ja super geworden – von schwangerschaft keine spur ;-) und das futter sieht echt edel aus, tolle farbe! die schulterpartie gefällt mir besonders – hast du schulterpolster benutzt, oder ist der schnitt so? viele liebe grüße!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 09.33 AMby justmica

    Wow… this is awesome!! I adore it!! Wonderful job! Beautiful!!

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    Nov 18, 2008, 08.53 PMby sweet-saboo

    It’s just beautiful! love, love, love it!

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    Nov 18, 2008, 08.38 PMby the-gilded-bee

    Great work! This looks like a challenging project.

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    Nov 18, 2008, 05.22 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    aww its awesome, i love the colour of the lining and the pockets on the inside are very cute. i like how the bodice sits too, and te lenght of it. overal…its awesome if summer hadnt of just started, i think id sew myself one too dam

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    Nov 18, 2008, 03.27 PMby emarmolejos

    You’ve got skills! I love this coat!

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    Nov 18, 2008, 11.40 AMby fordelis

    Wow! Your jacket is awesome! Congratulations! Very good job! :)

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    Nov 18, 2008, 09.44 AMby fashion1

    Congrats!! your coat is beautiful! I like espicially the gathered waistline! I know how hard it is to make a coat when you never done it before. you can be very proud!!!

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    Nov 18, 2008, 09.39 AMby mirela

    You think you like it?! HAHAHA! You really should like it, it’s a really cool coat! and sweet at the same time, girlie with the gatherings and I love the lining! Pretty!!!!

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    Nov 18, 2008, 08.14 AMby christine-1

    wow, amazing cut, and it looks perfectly finished as well! I really like the lining and the buttons corresponding in colour. You can be very proud of yourself!!

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    Nov 18, 2008, 02.43 AMby anajan

    Hey Poly, you’ve got every reason to be proud of yourself, The coat is great, nice alterations, and very neat job. Well done, girl!

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    Nov 18, 2008, 01.01 AMby deviousdee1

    Fantastic work. Well done! Dee x

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    Nov 18, 2008, 12.24 AMby lybu

    Beautiful coat, it fits you so well. It’s just perfect for you. Great job and congats !!!

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    Nov 18, 2008, 12.15 AMby ghainskom

    Also sieht toll aus, der freestyle-Mantel. Und ich mag, dass du die Knöpfe passend mit dem Futter gewählt hast. Richtig schön…

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    Nov 17, 2008, 08.59 PMby erdronen

    you should be proud! it’s beautiful! great job :)

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    Nov 17, 2008, 05.32 PMby ashchaser

    Awesomeness!

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    Nov 17, 2008, 04.17 PMby Vivat Veritas

    wow, its so cute!

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    Nov 17, 2008, 04.15 PMby verypurpleperson

    the coat is beautiful! I love the collar and the frilled waist. You must be very proud of it!

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    Nov 17, 2008, 03.34 PMby lbeaglegirl

    wow! simply amazing i reallly wish i was this talented good job!

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    Nov 17, 2008, 02.34 PMby sewzen

    Bravo! Very well done! No way you look fat or pregnant – simply fabulous!

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