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Ralph Pink Cocoon Coat

Added Apr 21, 2014

by thewallinna

Dublin , Ireland






My handmade collection has a new addition, a silk cocoon coat by Ralph Pink. This coat is probably the most ambitious garment I’ve ever made both technically and time-wise: it took me 10 weeks to complete.

For the execution of this coat, I used 4.5 metres of sand-washed silk as the fashion fabric, 2 metres of silk parachute for the lining and approximately 1.5 metres of silk organza for the underlining.

The creative process included hours of hand sewing. I used tailor tacks to transfer all of the pattern pieces onto the silk, catch-stitched most of the seam allowances to the silk organza and also attached the sleeves’ lining by hand.

To read more about the project please visit my blog





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    Mar 5, 2015, 12.27 AMby plantpredator

    I finally finished this coat, a bajillion years later. Did yours fit true to size?? I found it super tiny but yours looks great and the right size

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    Apr 22, 2014, 04.57 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Богемна річ… для пані закоханої у мистецтво:-) Виглядає чудово, мені дуже подобається колір, і силует нагадує мені сукні зі шлейфом середньовічних пані завдяки кокетці і защипам. А комір взагалі шикарний. Незвичайна і гарна річ.

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      Apr 22, 2014, 10.27 PMby thewallinna

      Дуже, дуже дякую :) Ви вгадали про середньовіччя!Коли проходжу повз вітрину, то не можу не подивитись, як шлейф летить за мною.

      Отаке (⊙﹏⊙✿)

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    Apr 21, 2014, 08.35 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow Inna! This is an awesome coat!! Congrats! It is absolutely the winner of this week!! :))

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      Apr 22, 2014, 10.24 PMby thewallinna

      Ellen, this means a lot! Thanks ;)

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    Apr 21, 2014, 07.46 PMby maggieg5

    love the coat and the colour. I have a one of is corset patterns that I will get round to making one day, will need to visit his sight again and take a look at his other patterns

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      Apr 22, 2014, 10.23 PMby thewallinna

      For me it was the other way around: I was attracted by his catwalk patterns. I am a bit scared to make a corset. But at the end, I have to try one day!

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    Apr 21, 2014, 06.39 PMby futurette

    Wow! This one is all about the drama! Great work.

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    Apr 21, 2014, 05.21 PMby plantpredator

    Ah I love it! I bought this pattern a while back but havent attempted it yet, its nice to see a finished product! It looks very elegant in the wine colour

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      Apr 22, 2014, 10.22 PMby thewallinna

      Hurry up! I’d like to see what you’d come up with!

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    Apr 21, 2014, 05.08 PMby liliv-1

    So elegant!

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