Added Nov 17, 2008
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 :)
some dark-blue wool fabric from my mothers stash, olive green satin for the lining, 8 green ivory nut buttons
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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