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Added Mar 14, 2009

by bakainc

Toronto, Canada






So, I finally got up the courage to make my very own Talea. I found this great tweed wool and just fell in love. I knew it had to become a Talea – I’d been drooling over the pattern for months.

So, here’s my version. I left all the tabs and epaulets on – I really liked the military look. In hindsight I might have made the collar a little smaller, but I like it anyways.

I used Benediktas (sp?) google video to make a lining for it, because I wanted to be able to wear it in below zero weather, which I have, and it keeps me good and warm. Good ’ol Canada.

Other than that, it was incredibly fun to make. My machine had no problem with the material, even when I had multiple layers to deal with. The instructions were a little hard to follow because of the translation issues, so ***If anyone is attempting to do this and gets stuck – I know I got stuck on the collar for a bit – feel free to send me a message and I’ll do my best to walk you through it.


Material Notes

Wool, lining, interfacing, a bunch of buttons and lottts of thread.




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    Apr 13, 2009, 12.26 AMby hannnc

    wow i have also been drooling over this pattern, WISHING i could make it. do you reckon it’s really hard, or just something to take slowly. it’s almost winter here, and i love coats! yours looks quite professional and wow again to below zero weather – Australia just doesn’t reach that unless you’re at our one snowy area lol

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    Mar 26, 2009, 07.59 AMby dressdummy

    Beautiful work and a beautiful coat for you. That first photo shows how good you feel in it!

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    Mar 15, 2009, 02.49 PMby erdronen

    beautiful coat! i love the fabric you chose, and you did a fabulous job!

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    Mar 14, 2009, 11.33 AMby bakainc

    Thanks so much!

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    Mar 14, 2009, 11.26 AMby hajnika

    Your look is very nice. Both are beautiful,the coat and the dress too.Great job.Congratulations!

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    Mar 14, 2009, 11.12 AMby camilaustral

    very nice! good job

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