Short Chic BurdaStyle Coat

Added Jul 1, 2012

by Couture Acad...

Perth, Australia

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Description

This is my hot pink version of the BS Coat from the BS sewing handbook that I so adore! The pattern is much the same as in the book except the bottom is chopped off! This was a marvellous happy accident. It went like this – I found a hot pink remnant of wool felt at fabric shop and whipped out the credit card faster than you can say ‘credit’! I got home and was amazed that all pattern pieces fit perfectly on the fabric…and in my shiraz cab-fuelled glee, I cut the fabric. I proceeded to put the jacket together only to wonder ’where’d I put that centre back piece?‘. Oh yeah, I didn’t cut out the CB piece!!! After fishing the jacket out of the bin, I decided to cut the CB piece in two pieces from the bottom pattern pieces of the coat. It worked great and I just love my jacket now!! Now that’s an example of forced creativity!

Material Notes

Wool felt, polyester satin

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Classic
Material
Satin, Wool

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    Dec 24, 2012, 05.03 AMby prettysewinggirl

    heheh… I can totally relate to your forced creativity here!! But I think it worked out PERFECTLY and mind you, I will remember your version next time I page through the BS book!!! You’ve done a wonderful job, inspiring :)

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      Dec 25, 2012, 02.26 PMby Couture Academic

      Thanks! It’s always great when what started out as a ‘total fail’ ends up inspiring someone! Look forward to seeing your version too :)

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    Dec 15, 2012, 01.40 AMby Jodi Wade

    Great save!!

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    Jul 7, 2012, 11.18 PMby gatonju

    I love it when an “unplanned” plan comes together. It is such a pretty color. I’m glad that you didn’t give up when you realized some of the pieces were missing. Well done!

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      Dec 25, 2012, 02.27 PMby Couture Academic

      Thanks! I almost gave up, I had to cool down for a while before I started up again!

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    Jul 7, 2012, 11.19 AMby CIRQUEDUBEBE

    This is so pretty. Such a lovely shape and I love the gathered shoulders.

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      Dec 25, 2012, 02.27 PMby Couture Academic

      Thank you…I pretty much bought the book for that pattern

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    Jul 2, 2012, 02.05 AMby mojo elgin

    It looks great! Truly, a happy accident!

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    Jul 1, 2012, 02.20 PMby Mary Athey

    Lovely jacket and lining it fits you really well to xx

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      Dec 25, 2012, 02.27 PMby Couture Academic

      Thank you Mary! I loved the polka dots too…but I’m a sucker for dots!

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