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Purple 1969 Coat

Added Jan 3, 2010

by teaandcakey

Cambridge, Unite...






Very warm tailored coat made to my mother’s pattern from 1969 (Style 2547). I didn’t make a muslin, as I’d made this coat before in a heavy suiting with interlining- it’s much better now it’s made with “real” coat fabric! It was a race to finish the coat before the cold weather started. The coat has a back pleat/vent and welt pockets with top-stitching around the collar and hem.

Material Notes

Thick purple wool-melton type fabric with a herringbone self-colour pattern I bought in Paris. I suspect it is a wool-polyester mix. Lining from lightweight fashion fabric. Purple buttons. Other tailoring notions: horsehair canvas, cotton twill tape, muslin back stay, shoulder pads.




Garment Type
Coating, Wool


Photographs and patience

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    Jan 8, 2011, 04.15 PMby nettynoonoo

    Fantastic, absolutely love the lining xxx

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    Sep 10, 2010, 07.08 AMby cathysews

    This is stunning, I’m really inspired. Its looks well made and fits beautifully.

    Thanks for looking at my stuff too!!

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    Jan 6, 2010, 05.45 AMby smallone

    oh this is just sooo well tailored! and the colour and lining are perfect for the vintage – love it!!!!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 10.19 AMby irmchen

    Your coat ist a garment which would pass into the eternity just like this gorgeous pattern from you mum! :-) Bravo – I Like it at lot – Great work!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 03.28 AMby sewbissy

    Gah! This is the most beautiful coat I’ve ever seen. I wish I a) had your tailoring skills, b) had that pattern, c) had that fabric.

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    Jan 3, 2010, 07.14 PMby suzijewels

    I love this coat. The hem is delicious! I had a purple courdoroy coat in 1969! Great job.

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    Jan 3, 2010, 07.01 PMby kosmika

    This coat is gorgeous! I love the style, the fabric, your work..congrats :)

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    Jan 3, 2010, 06.53 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    gorgeous!!! love your color choice too. i’m not brave enough to try a coat yet…

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    Jan 3, 2010, 05.55 PMby msgems

    Wow fantastic coat. Really pretty colour on you. :-)

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    Jan 3, 2010, 05.40 PMby sunnilj9

    Its so well done! Beautiful beautiful job! I simply love it on you!

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    Jan 3, 2010, 03.30 PMby lizah

    I love it!!

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    Jan 3, 2010, 12.31 PMby jenna428

    I love it!!!

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    Jan 3, 2010, 12.19 PMby joanne-lej

    it looks great well done

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    Jan 3, 2010, 12.05 PMby flosiepoos

    Oh that’s really pretty! It looks really warm too. Such a good job, really impressive.

    PS – that’s very local snow you’ve got there, everything here is green!! ;-)

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    Jan 3, 2010, 11.59 AMby drumml

    looks cold where you are. Awesome coat, great pattern and the lining is super!! How long did this take to make? Well done.

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