Spruce Talea

Added Dec 4, 2009

by reneebies

Seattle, Washing...

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Description

Finally finished this coat. It went from white to cotton candy blue to spruce green. I freakin love it. And the inside is the best part!

I had some major issues with the collar. I did it like the directions said, but it ended up looking like a really sad flappy piece. So I ripped it out and pieced together a rounded collar with the few pieces of fabric I had left.

Left off one set of tabs on the shoulder, and had to take in the arms. I really didn’t want this to look like “Dad’s Coat”.

Material Notes

Dyed wool, polyester lining, enormous buttons!!

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Style
Romantic
Material
Wool

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    Nov 15, 2011, 05.53 PMby lucyrev

    Wow. That’s adorable! I love everything about it.

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    Jul 17, 2011, 08.18 PMby florence-perrier

    You look fantastic in your coat!! I am so scared to sart mine!

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    Aug 23, 2010, 03.28 PMby caje-une

    FAB coat!

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    Mar 3, 2010, 10.09 PMby leahstrickland

    Love everything about this…the lining is AMAZING!! Great button choice and colour is awesome! Just finished cutting pattern out last night….hope it turns out this good.

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    Mar 3, 2010, 10.08 PMby leahstrickland

    Love everything about this…the lining is AMAZING!! Great button choice and colour is awesome! Just finished cutting pattern out last night….hope it turns out this good.

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    Dec 8, 2009, 09.14 PMby littlevigilante

    Your coat looks marvelous and your buttons ARE HUGE! I like them a lot. I can’t say that I’ve ever seen buttons this big before. I also have plans to make the Talea coat and love seeing other people’s versions. But, seeing the awesome ideas that other people use causes my initial plan to keep changing for mine! Must.Find.HUGE. Buttons.

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    Dec 8, 2009, 04.00 PMby liaspace

    this is absolutely beautiful :) loving it a lot

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    Dec 8, 2009, 02.42 PMby carottesauvage

    Waow great! You look so elegant!

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    Dec 8, 2009, 12.13 PMby anneliesgils

    well done it looks like a bought one! and the buttons are great too. i have had this pattern for ages and been too scared but you have inspired me!

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    Dec 8, 2009, 12.09 PMby anneliesgils

    well done it looks like a bought one! and the buttons are great too. i have had this pattern for ages and been too scared but you have inspired me!

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    Dec 8, 2009, 12.09 PMby anneliesgils

    well done it looks like a bought one! and the buttons are great too. i have had this pattern for ages and been too scared but you have inspired me!

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    Dec 8, 2009, 03.17 AMby Vivat Veritas

    nice work! i love the teal color, and the lining!

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    Dec 8, 2009, 01.54 AMby erdronen

    Gorgeous coat! I love everything about it! I hope you get some use out of it this winter! I’m amazed that you dyed your own wool- so brave. The color turned out gorgeous, and you did a fabulous job! I also love the buttons, just like everyone else! I’m about to tackle my own winter coat (after Christmas), and I hope it turns out half as nice as yours! Great job!

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    Dec 8, 2009, 01.21 AMby reneebies

    Millions of thank yous! You guys gotta make one, its not so hard as it looks!!

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    Dec 7, 2009, 08.50 PMby tallykay

    hey, I just bought a coat that looks a lot like that and has buttons that are just like yours. Anyway, I just wanted to let you kow that honestly yours looks 4 times better. Great job!

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    Dec 7, 2009, 08.44 PMby ink

    Holy Mackaloooo What a gorgeous coat and beauty of a colour. Congrat’s!

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    Dec 7, 2009, 06.53 PMby hellagabrielle

    Wow. I really need to make this coat. Fantastic!

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    Dec 7, 2009, 06.18 PMby kosmika

    Great job! i like the color and the style.. even the collar is perfect :) this makes me green with envy, as my coat is slowly becoming an ‘unfinished project’… almost done, but i’ve still to meke a few things… it makes me feel giulty.. it’s like …ehm, i don’t love it anymore… sigh (ok,it’s not so dramatic.. :) one day i’ll finish it!) Oh, did I say already that i love your coat? :)

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    Dec 7, 2009, 04.20 PMby oonaballoona

    i’m going to go out and buy a coat today… i will do so with shame while thinking of your beautiful talea :)

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      Dec 7, 2009, 06.04 PMby barbaraagatha

      Oh yes…the shame of buying when you know you could make it. Been there… It ruins all the joy that comes from the purchase: a little judging seamstress voice in your head.

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    Dec 6, 2009, 08.59 PMby camilaustral

    wow i love it!! and it fits great ;)

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    Dec 6, 2009, 08.39 PMby smallone

    super color, lovely buttons …great overall feel……..isnt it great when it all comes together like that …bet you wear this constantly? :)

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    Dec 6, 2009, 01.29 PMby marliesbs

    I love the color and the playful buttons. Great job!!

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    Dec 5, 2009, 11.54 PMby twoboos

    This is fantastic!! well done!!

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    Dec 5, 2009, 04.09 PMby wzrdreams

    Beautiful job. I love the color and the buttons.

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    Dec 5, 2009, 02.15 PMby irmchen

    Yeah: Great coat, great job!!

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    Dec 5, 2009, 11.06 AMby msgems

    This is really great. I just finished making one too, but I adapted to to make a raincoat. Really great colours and I love the lining!

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    Dec 5, 2009, 06.16 AMby Ana B

    Great Coat!

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    Dec 5, 2009, 06.05 AMby kat21

    This is gorgeous! I really want to make a coat. I think I will need to get a bit more advanced in my sewing before I tackle that project but.

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      Dec 6, 2009, 10.20 PMby reneebies

      I was worried it would be too advanced as well. It was actually not that difficult. I think that the instructions for the collar were really confusing, though. I followed the youtube lining tutorial which was also very easy.

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    Dec 5, 2009, 05.22 AMby alemess

    gorgeous, and those buttons are fantastic.

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    Dec 5, 2009, 03.16 AMby Bobby Star

    Lovely color. The collar looks great, and the buttons are perfect!

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