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project winter coat

Added Nov 1, 2012

by lisa g

Northborough, Ma...






i made this coat out of a wool herringbone from and lined it with flannel-underlined china silk. i used simplicity 2311 and for the most part it is a really great pattern. i had to redraft a few things (changing from one piece to two piece sleeve, drafted a back lining piece, added in-seam welt pockets to name a few) but i loved the style lines so much that i didn’t mind. my favorite bit though is the contrast handworked buttonholes. while i’m by no means an expert on these bad boys, i really enjoyed the process and will definitely work to perfect my skill!

i posted extensively over on my blog from fabric selection to the finished object. thanks for reading!
notes from a mad housewife

Material Notes

shell: 100% wool
lining: china silk underlined with cotton flannel




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Coating, Wool

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    Nov 2, 2012, 04.12 PMby aileenc

    Fabulous! I adore your buttonholes and it fits you like a dream. Great work!

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    Nov 2, 2012, 06.32 AMby headlollipop

    beautiful coat, and looks luxurious!

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    Nov 1, 2012, 10.49 PMby Yuki M

    Love your colour coordination, hot pink and bright blue accents are special touch !! Wonderful job !

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    Nov 1, 2012, 09.11 PMby loisvolk

    What a lovely coat. I really like the contrasting buttonholes…nice touch!

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    Nov 1, 2012, 07.58 PMby vasea

    very well done

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    Nov 1, 2012, 05.17 PMby Mary Athey

    Beautiful coat. i love.this so much xx

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    Nov 1, 2012, 05.05 PMby klassykate

    Awesome job! very well made.

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