Added Feb 10, 2010
San Jose, Califo...
My third Taliea coat/Jacket! It seems like it wont be a winter without a new Talea pattern creation (see my jacketey jack from winter 07-08 and the most awesome coat i ever own from winter 08-09). Except, my creation seem to get shorter and shorter each year! :) But what can i say? I tried using another coat pattern (project lux) and it just doesnt fit as well.
This is a super cropped Talea coat, i chopped off more than half of the body, used the double breasted variation, played around with the tabs, changed the sleeves (it can be folded back and buttoned back or a 3/4 sleeve look, but i forgot to take photos), simplified the collar, put in a welt pocket between the seams (its much easier than a proper welt pocket, and this all-interfaced thick cashmere would not have tollerated a proper welt pocket!), fully lined the coat with satin (left over from the most awesome coat i ever own) and tada! Its warm and chic at the same time!
Material used is left over cashmere from project lux coat. I think i still have enough left for a nice bag or a vest :P great use of 3 yards of material! being tiny has its advantages :)
oh and lastly, guess how many buttons i used!! if you guessed 22, you are right! :) There are two buttons inside each sleeves so that it can be folded out of that 3/4 sleeve look. i went a little crazy on them this time. when i first showed it to my fiance, he was a little shocked! but he likes it now that its finished :)
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