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Revised Red Winter Coat

Added Nov 16, 2013

by jadedrabbit

Toronto, Canada






A couple of winters ago I made my mom a red coat from Burda Magazine 11/2003. I changed a couple of things about the pattern, like the depth of the collar and the trim down the sleeves.
The store bought quilted lining I originally used wasn’t lasting as long as I would have liked. And the armholes needed to be changed because the dropped shoulder design was bunching up under the arm. I think the lining was too thick for the design of the coat.
So this past summer I took the entire thing apart. Cut new armholes, changed the sleeves to fit in the new armholes. Instead of cutting and sewing entirely new sleeves I simply cut the tops off the old ones and added new pieces.
My mom wanted a hood but didn’t want to give up the collar. So I made a hood that folded up into the collar. The hood/collar design was inspired by a Sewaholic pattern I had. I also replaced the ribbing on the collar with polar fleece.
I quilted a new lining in black nylon, replaced a pocket zipper, stitched the split in the back up. I reused the zipper, and the zipper facing.




Garment Type
Other, Polyester

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    Nov 19, 2013, 02.13 PMby Innamc

    I like coat you made for your mom. I think she is very pleased and feel warm and cosy!

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    Nov 18, 2013, 10.19 AMby dayocouture

    This is inspirational, I have a few coats I could re-make

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    Nov 17, 2013, 10.48 AMby katensew

    A lovely sensible winter coat.

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    Nov 17, 2013, 10.42 AMby Mary Athey

    What a fabulous Coat. I think burds are experiencing technical problems again. First the photos where to dark then you could’nt upload your projects now it appears only one photo can be uploaded x

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      Nov 18, 2013, 01.04 AMby jadedrabbit

      Every so often I do try and upload more. Will just have to wait till they work all the bugs or fleas out. lol n_n

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