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Pavot coat

Added Apr 30, 2014

by carlotta-ste...

Paris, France






I wanted a rather simple coat for the spring and decided to try my hand at Pavot. It’s my first coat, which makes it a big achievement!!!

I didn’t like the fact it was unlined, but I didn’t consider myself experienced enough to draft a lining, so I interligned my cotton will with silk charmeuse and honk-kong finished all my seams with Liberty of London bias tape (that was pricey, I used maybe 18 meters)…

I also tweaked the original design a bit, lenghtening the coat, adding a back pleat and a martingale, and transforming the sleeves gathers into a pleat, to remind of the back. I drafted pleated patch pockets as well, since I don’t like in-seam side pockets, but I was afraid it could look too “home made” if I didn’t succeed to attach hem discreetly, as I’m not so good at fidgetty techniques like this…

I’m overall happy with the pattern and this project : even if it’s by no means perfect, I’m proud of it!

You can find more pictures and details on my blog “here”:

Pictures © Noctvrna

Material Notes

Cotton twill, silk charmeuse, covered buttons, Liberty of London bias tape



Related Techniques


Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Preppy, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Silk

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    May 5, 2014, 09.30 AMby carlotta-stermaria

    Wow! Thanks to all of you for your kind comments!

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    May 2, 2014, 07.10 PMby Rianne2

    I love your coat!! Lovely! Looks very nice, good job!

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    May 1, 2014, 03.32 PMby Slotaby

    It’s lovely! Great job!

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    May 1, 2014, 12.14 PMby Ricardo Abreu

    tre chic

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    May 1, 2014, 05.05 AMby Deanna31

    I love this coat!! So nice!! I really like the length and the oval on the back with the 2 buttons. Is that the martingale? I’m not familiar with the term.

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      May 1, 2014, 12.14 PMby Ricardo Abreu

      Yes Deanna, it is the matingale.

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    May 1, 2014, 03.23 AMby kisses

    Nice coat

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    Apr 30, 2014, 08.55 PMby Danielka Ta

    This is so gorgeous!

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    Apr 30, 2014, 08.27 PMby maggieg5

    And so you should be proud of your achievement, you had done a wonderful job. :0)

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