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The Improper Coat

Added Nov 20, 2011

by lizajane09

Upstate, South C...






I made a coat from extremely strange fabric. It’s fleece but with a waterproof pique front. It was listed under the label “high performance.” I have no idea what made me buy it. I think I just really liked the warm grey color. I wanted to make an everyday coat- something I could throw in the wash but also something that looked a little nicer than a standard zip up fleece jacket. The pattern is a Burda envelope pattern, 7314. I skipped the lining and tried my hand at binding all the interior seams. Totally unnecessary but a good learning experience. I’m pleased with the result, though it’s far from perfect.

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Material Notes

One side waterproof pique, one side fleece




Garment Type

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    Dec 3, 2011, 05.42 PMby cathysews

    I’ve just bought this pattern , hoping ( in the distant future! ) to make a coat, so its nice to see the finished article. It looks great and I’m impressed you did the pockets. I may just do patch pockets.

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    Nov 30, 2011, 09.49 AMby urbandon

    Nice work. Love those bound seams…or are they Hong Kong?

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      Nov 30, 2011, 10.22 PMby lizajane09

      Thanks so much!

      You know, I don’t know what the difference is between the two- sadly. I guess they are just bound. And rather improperly in some places. Sometimes I just like to try something out and then learn about it later. It gives me some sort of experience to learn from.

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      Nov 30, 2011, 11.07 PMby urbandon

      Sounds exactly like me! Bound seams then ripped them out then bound them again. ‘Then read a how to’. Sigh.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 03.10 AMby lizajane09

    Why, thank you everyone! It has gotten a lot of use already.

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    Nov 21, 2011, 09.34 AMby tigger0580

    This coat is nice. With the colored ribbon inside it add something.

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    Nov 20, 2011, 12.45 PMby jennyrecorder

    Nice idea making a coat in fleece, my next project is a jacket and fleece looks great as an alternative fabric. Nice job btw!

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    Nov 20, 2011, 05.37 AMby Abigail8

    Nice work! very pretty.

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    Nov 20, 2011, 05.14 AMby madebymeg

    cute! love the binding, too

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