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Pink Wool Long Coat

Added Mar 26, 2014

by Vivat Veritas

Tokyo, Japan






I made myself BurdaStyle Wool Long Coat 08/2012#101B this year (blogged here).

I love:
- the boxy men’s wear inspired silhouette
- it covers my body down to my knees, and is double breasted front style which keeps me warm
- the pink color! It is easier for people to find me in a crowd of gray and black coats
- silk lining. It is very warm and luxurious. It was worth the money for the fabric!

I am not so crazy about:
- the sleeve insertion. Can you see the wrinkle around the armhole in my back view picture above?
- the shoulder width of the coat patterns. They were very wide, and I had to take in about 5 inches! Next time I sew this coat, I would do a narrow shoulder adjustment before I start sewing.

Overall, I am happy with the result. I bought three meters of this wool fabric, and used two meters for the coat. I also made a coat for my daughter in matching fabric.

Material Notes

wool blend, interface, silk satin for lining, snap buttons




Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy
Silk, Wool

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    Apr 1, 2014, 09.53 AMby Mixedemotions

    Gorgeous coat!

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    Apr 1, 2014, 03.54 AMby smallone

    i have this on my to do list somewhere :0 love the color you’ve chosen and that top stitch is a great addition – nice work!!

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    Mar 31, 2014, 11.39 PMby Dominica Briscoe

    Congrats Featured member! Great detail on the top stitching

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    Mar 31, 2014, 10.37 PMby Mary Athey

    Fabulous coat!! I love the colour its just lovely. Your daughter is so adorable in her little mini me coat. Congrats on being featured x

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    Mar 31, 2014, 06.50 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely coat! Looks great on you! Congrats on being featured! :)

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