Added Oct 29, 2013
This pattern is based on coat 110 of the March 2012 Burda magazine. I intentionally bought this magazine for this specific pattern.
About the fabric: My favorite fabric seller on Rue d’Orsel (18th, Paris), saw me hesitate on whether or not to take this fabric. He told me that he had received it from one of the prestigious French fashion houses. I decided to take 3 meters (yeah the “fashion house” thing helped). Please note that I was buying this fabric for a cape project, but just ended up deciding that the fabric would not be appropriate for a cape.
About the realization: For once, no modification was made by me! To be honest I was lacking a little confidence… But anyway, what could I have changed? OK.. I made a double needle stitch for the finishing, and I should admit that the the stitches give it a true professional finishing. However, I was so very much concentrated for this type of stitching, because as you may know, doing a double stitch with a single needle machine… can be tough!
The Result: A friend of mine working in the quality control dept. for LVMH , told me last week: “Are you sure you made this yourself? I do not see any mistake in this”. Hey come no exaggeration please… the best is yet to come!
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heavy coton fabric, needle, thread, bias binding and you wonderful fingers!