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Spruce Talea

Added Dec 4, 2009

by reneebies

Seattle, Washing...






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!!




Garment Type

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    Dec 5, 2009, 12.57 AMby just-fee

    lovely colour and the buttons set it off. I’m trying to make this, having problems with the sleeves too!!

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    Dec 5, 2009, 12.05 AMby redviv

    The time you took is worth it, it’s immaculately finished. The colours suit you perfectly too. You make me want to try this pattern!

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    Dec 4, 2009, 08.34 PMby be-bops1

    Love it totally!!!

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    Dec 4, 2009, 08.33 PMby dorawarren

    great job

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    Dec 4, 2009, 08.30 PMby evalily

    This looks great! Love the detail inside the coat, cute!!

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    Dec 4, 2009, 08.21 PMby girlywhirly

    love it!! did you find it a hard pattern? i’m really tempted to make it but i’m only a novice..

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    Dec 4, 2009, 08.16 PMby zickzack

    It’s beautiful ! I like the rounded collar and big buttons!!

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    Dec 4, 2009, 07.49 PMby luzie

    Wow, you did a great job! And the buttons are really cool!

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    Dec 4, 2009, 07.46 PMby badyan

    Beautiful!!! I plan to make one as well (probably in bricky colour). I love the buttons!

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      Dec 7, 2009, 08.51 PMby tallykay

      i think that a bricky color would be really nice. Great idea!

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