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Pistachio green coat

Added Jan 17, 2012

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






I’ve always wanted to try making a coat for myself but somewhat scared of it. When I found out that there is a coat pattern in The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook, I knew that it was time to face my fear!

I use size 34 on bust tapered to 36 on waist and hip. In the tissue-fitting session, I found out that the bodice needed to be shortened and the back needed swayback adjustment. It seems that these two alterations are the ones that I always needed.

After a quick muslin to check the fit, I also shortened the hem a lot (15 cm!) and lowered the neckline (1cm). I drafted a new collar, it is wider, flat, with no rounded corner. The outer collar was cut a bit wider than the undercollar so the seam would roll under. The under collar was cut on bias for a better shape.

My sewing machine refused to make a proper buttonholes on this coat. After several failed attempts, I decided to use snap-on buttons instead. Should try making bound buttonholes next time. Scary!

There are things that I could have done better with the coat but despite all the faults, I love my new coat!

Also blogged here

Material Notes

tweed wool, lining with stripes pattern




Garment Type

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    Feb 17, 2013, 01.02 PMby Abigail Ball

    Beautiful colour and job well done. It’s a good fit on you. I’m about to make this coat now so it’s nice to know what adjustments others have done.

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    Apr 18, 2012, 07.23 AMby chrystye

    Very beautiful and I like the fabric!

    How can I get this? I dont have the pattern and I dont have the needed code! Can you help me?

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    Feb 26, 2012, 06.26 PMby chicaroja

    i love your pistachio coat! also, a wonderful nut…

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    Jan 18, 2012, 09.08 PMby saylavie


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    Jan 17, 2012, 10.27 PMby barmaglot

    Great job! Love the colour..

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    Jan 17, 2012, 06.48 PMby threadsquare

    Lovely and flattering. Nicely done!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 04.17 PMby leahfranqui

    So gorgeous! Really flattering on you, excellent work.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 03.32 PMby Petitemess

    It’s a lovely coat. I love the constrat lining. Beautiful!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 12.05 PMby hdk100

    I’m really happy for your success with this project. It’s a lovely coat in a great color!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 07.18 AMby brandym

    Beautiful! I love your fabric choice and the fit is fantastic. Great job:)

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    Jan 17, 2012, 05.37 AMby krentu

    Very beautiful and I like the fabric!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 05.21 AMby LaraGa

    This is great, I love the fabric. The coat is super flattering on you.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 05.14 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this coat looks so much nicer than the orginal! i love your version because of it’s small details and the color suits you very well. again a masterpiece of yours!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 05.11 AMby madebymeg

    this is very cute!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 04.59 AMby zsyzu

    I think it looks beautiful. Wonderful job!

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