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Tailored Coat

Added Mar 10, 2011

by seahorsecaptain

Michigan, United...






I made this coat in my tailoring class last semester using a McCalls pattern (I think). I enlarged the collar. We had to include welt pockets and bound button holes. The interior is complete with hair canvas and pad stitching. It was a wonderful learning experience, but not without it’s frustrations.

I love the fabrics- wool tweed and a thicker silk/cotton blend lining. I chose to make self-covered buttons for a vintage look.

Material Notes

!00% Wool Herringbone Tweed Outer
Silk/Cotton Blend Lining




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Mod, Vintage
Cotton, Silk, Wool

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    Mar 11, 2011, 07.01 PMby kaitw

    great work!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 06.22 PMby charlotteauzou

    Lovely !

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    Mar 11, 2011, 01.58 AMby neama

    I adore your coat! Well done. The fit is fabulous & it’s so dressy. Oh I could wear this everywhere:)

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    Mar 10, 2011, 10.34 PMby imogens

    Fantastic – beautifully conceived and constructed!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 08.25 PMby smallone

    oh this is quite quite lovely!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.52 PMby sweetpadee

    What an amazing job you have done! I’m in love with this coat. Beautiful!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 04.27 PMby mrelia

    It’s amazing how proper tailoring can take a garment from, “Nice.” to “OMG! I want one!” :) Well done!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 03.17 PMby ThreadTheory

    I love how you changed the collar and the welt pockets are perfect looking!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 02.45 PMby yolimba

    I’m soooo in love with this coat! The collar is just w o w and the pattern & fabric are perfect. I’m a bit envious, I want one, too! ;-)

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    Mar 10, 2011, 02.20 PMby macoskrm

    I love your coat! The collar is adorable.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 01.07 PMby Priscilla Folley

    It looks amazing, I’d love to own something like that.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 09.59 AMby Debby H

    Wonderfully made.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 09.25 AMby dottty

    excellent and gorgeous :)x

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.56 AMby britynn89

    wow! its so perfect!!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.25 AMby lauriana

    It’s a lovely coat and you must have learned just about all the tricky tailoring stuff in this one garment. Great work.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.14 AMby chillwear

    So adorable, love everything about this coat- bravo!

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