Navy Trench Coat

Added Jul 15, 2013

by distie

San Francisco, C...

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Oh man, I’ve been working on this coat on and off for a year and a half – and it’s finally done! (just in time for summer)

This is my first tailored project, and although it took so long, I’m really happy with the result. I made it with the McCall M5525 pattern (Coat E). The only modifications I made were to shorten the length, take it in a the waist a bit, and of course to add white piping around some of the edges.

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    Nov 18, 2013, 08.35 PMby SassyT

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    Jul 17, 2013, 04.20 PMby Laurel CJ

    I love this – it really looks like a lot of care and planning went into it and it totally paid off, fantastic coat!

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      Jul 17, 2013, 04.46 PMby distie

      Thank you! I’m very happy with it! :)

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    Jul 16, 2013, 05.45 PMby Milena Bella

    i was worried your project is gonna make me spend more money on patterns, but turns out i already got that one. yay:) lovely job and color play

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      Jul 17, 2013, 04.44 PMby distie

      Haha! It’s a good, classic pattern to have!

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    Jul 16, 2013, 05.43 PMby Milena Bella

    fantastico..

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    Jul 16, 2013, 03.07 PMby hlm0401

    Amazing job. A beautiful classic.

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      Jul 17, 2013, 04.44 PMby distie

      Thank you!

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    Jul 16, 2013, 01.15 PMby Oana F.

    WOW!!!

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    Jul 16, 2013, 07.48 AMby libbysharf

    Very beautiful! Love the piping!!

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      Jul 16, 2013, 08.26 PMby distie

      It made it more difficult (had to re-cut a couple pieces), but I’m really glad I did it. I think it made a big difference!

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    Jul 16, 2013, 04.53 AMby smallone

    so worth the time and perseverance – lovely work!!

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      Jul 16, 2013, 08.23 PMby distie

      Now that it’s all done, I can admit that, haha!

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    Jul 16, 2013, 02.34 AMby izbott

    This is very nice. You look great!

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      Jul 16, 2013, 08.22 PMby distie

      Thank you!

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    Jul 15, 2013, 08.35 PMby Kocotte

    I hvave not uploaded my coat on Burdastyle yet, but you can see it on my blog http://kocottecyclotte.canalblog.com/archives/2012/01/21/23301797.html

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    Jul 15, 2013, 07.43 PMby SassyT

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      Jul 15, 2013, 11.18 PMby distie

      Thank you! :)

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    Jul 15, 2013, 05.44 PMby manjubusybee

    That is wonderful sewing! Well done.

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      Jul 15, 2013, 10.25 PMby distie

      Thank you! :)

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    Jul 15, 2013, 04.10 PMby LadyLaurenSewalot

    It looks so professional!

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      Jul 15, 2013, 10.24 PMby distie

      Thank you! I really wanted it to be perfect, so that’s why it took so long!

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    Jul 15, 2013, 01.02 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Only have to say WOW:) although your job deserves the Oscar awarding:)

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      Jul 15, 2013, 10.23 PMby distie

      Haha, thank you! I’ve very happy with it :)

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    Jul 15, 2013, 12.41 PMby kisses

    Stunning coat

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      Jul 15, 2013, 10.22 PMby distie

      Thanks! :)

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    Jul 15, 2013, 10.39 AMby Mary Athey

    i love your coat, the pipings fab and its gorgeous on you x

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      Jul 15, 2013, 10.21 PMby distie

      Aww, thank you!

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    Jul 15, 2013, 10.39 AMby Deanna31

    Looks fantastic!!

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      Jul 15, 2013, 09.46 PMby distie

      Thank you! :)

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    Jul 15, 2013, 07.25 AMby elinorbg

    It’s beautiful and very well done! Sometimes good things take time :)

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      Jul 15, 2013, 09.40 PMby distie

      Thanks! Yeah, if I had rushed it, I know it wouldn’t have turned out as well!

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    Jul 15, 2013, 07.01 AMby nancykers

    But it really looks stunning….. I’m such a fan of piping!

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      Jul 15, 2013, 09.39 PMby distie

      Thank you! I really like piping too. I’ve been seeing clothes lately where the piping is made with a patterned fabric – it looks so good!

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    Jul 15, 2013, 06.59 AMby Kocotte

    great job,congratulations. I had the same kind of project : a patchwork coat made with old clothes that I have recycled. I have been working on it for 2 years and you feel really proud when it is finished

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      Jul 15, 2013, 06.35 PMby distie

      Yes, definitely! I really wanted it to turn out well, so I only did little bits at a time.

      Did you upload a photo of your coat? I didn’t see it under your account.

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    Jul 15, 2013, 05.35 AMby iwanttobeaturtle

    Such a fantastic coat! You must be really proud of it after working on it for so long. I love the white piping, such a strong contrast to the navy.

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      Jul 15, 2013, 06.17 PMby distie

      Thank you! And I am! :)

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