The most awesome coat I ever own

Added Jan 16, 2009

by juebejue

San Jose, Califo...

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Description

This is the most awesome coat I ever own and the best garment I ever made.

Its my second time using the Talea pattern, so I had an idea of how it fits. I am 4’11 and a size 32/34. So I shrunk the entire pattern to 89% when it was printed out, and used size 38. The fit came out perfect.

I used their how to for the double breasted variation. Instead of a collar I used a hoodie — I copied the pattern off another hoodie coat I had.

I also used the how to for making welt pocket and made two tiny pockets on the seam. That took about 10 hours — because I messed up the first pocket and as a result, had to re-cut and re-sew the entire front left coat! A lesson — when doing something for the first time, always test it on scrap fabric.

The coat is all lined — I learned from my first coat that lining needs to be slippery so that you can get in a tight fit coat easily. I think still didnt do the lining correctly — I didnt get the bottom of the lining to come out the way my other coats look like. but oh well! something for next time.

Oh! and also, I made the sleeves thinner. dont like puffy sleeves.

And! this is my first time sewing wool, and I loved every minute of it — it doesnt unravel at all so I can make all kinds of mistake!

Anyways, I love this coat. My proudest creation!

Material Notes

Wool, polyester lining

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Style
Other
Material
Wool

Credits

Talea pattern and its how to for double breast variation.

Howto on bound pocket from Nikkishell

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    Dec 31, 2010, 04.28 AMby Justine Williams

    This is so so cute! I would love to make one!!!! I think it’ll be my next project!!

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    May 23, 2010, 09.06 AMby lemoncheese

    It’s awesome! Absolutely beautiful and well done. Love the fabric.

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    Apr 19, 2010, 08.27 AMby dabura

    awesome!

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    Feb 12, 2010, 05.39 AMby sammygirl

    Omg girl, can I just pay you to make me one of those? It’s fantastic!

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    Feb 4, 2010, 09.59 PMby lele1988

    Hi, I have just come across your coat and absolutely love it!! How much did you shorten the coat by to get the style you have made as the pattern is for a longer coat.

    Thanks! x x

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    Dec 2, 2009, 10.26 PMby reichan

    This is perfect for autumn and winter! =D me want one! DX

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    Nov 4, 2009, 08.04 PMby marywasadj

    This is SO wonderful!!!

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    Oct 19, 2009, 08.29 AMby solemnraven

    This is so cute, how did you do the hood?

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      Nov 7, 2009, 09.00 AMby juebejue

      thanks! i actually just traced the hood of another coat that i had to get a pattern, and made two layers of it, tada!

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    Oct 11, 2009, 09.55 PMby showgirlz

    Love this!! How much fabric did you use for this length of coat?

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      Oct 12, 2009, 05.31 AMby juebejue

      hmm! i dont remember actually :( i need to start keeping track of that for the future! i think i most likely used 2 yard, but i shortened the coat and i am also short!

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    Oct 2, 2009, 02.39 PMby bellamabella

    you are my HERO!!! your like a coat superhero!

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    Sep 24, 2009, 12.34 PMby lizzie225

    wow, you got all reason to be proud! this coat is awesome!! im totally in love with it! great job!

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    Sep 18, 2009, 06.53 PMby smallone

    Like all your projects this is just wonderful. I too am 4-10 and I love the fact that you used a larger size pattern and shrunk before printing – Thank you! I will be stealing that idea ;)

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    Mar 28, 2009, 03.39 AMby meravigliosa

    GEORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Feb 14, 2009, 09.48 PMby hamble

    What a great coat! It makes life so much easier when you have a coat thats easy to wear, + looks great. Well done! so many adaptations, and it all works, I’m in awe!

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    Feb 2, 2009, 08.14 AMby carottesauvage

    Excellent! The attention to details is great! I especially love pictures 5 and 6!

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    Jan 23, 2009, 05.13 AMby maryy

    This is amazing. Great job!

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    Jan 21, 2009, 01.31 AMby Liza Azman

    Oh jue…what a beautiful coat!!!! Can you make one for me :) I don’t care if you make a lot of mistake…I just want one!!!

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    Jan 18, 2009, 10.30 AMby scrumptiousdelight

    I’m in total agreeance as to the awsomeness of your coat!!

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    Jan 17, 2009, 01.55 AMby nikkishell

    You did an amazing job! I’m glad to hear the how-to came in handy :)

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    Jan 16, 2009, 02.04 PMby erdronen

    this has to be my favorite coat EVER! it’s gorgeous! i love all the details- the hood, the pockets, the AWESOME lining fabric, the topstitching! Great great job! Where did you find that fabric? What kind of wool is it exactly?

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    Jan 16, 2009, 11.42 AMby rachaelhavens

    You did a fantastic Job! It looks really great.

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    Jan 16, 2009, 11.00 AMby lunatepetal

    such an awsome coat!

    love the flip-over detail!!!!!

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    Jan 16, 2009, 08.43 AMby rizum

    WOW! its really cute and looks really well made! it also looks very warm! good job!!

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    Jan 16, 2009, 05.05 AMby yolandac8

    It looks really amazing!!!!!!!!!!! And the idea for the buttons is so creative!!!! I love the fabric on the inside, it gives color and makes the coat very lively!!!!

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    Jan 16, 2009, 05.04 AMby meseide

    I just love it! And the flipped button closure is just awesome, since normally it looks really strange to wear such a coat/jacket open because on side is always dangeling…

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    Jan 16, 2009, 04.57 AMby squirrellypoo

    This looks great!!

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    Jan 16, 2009, 03.29 AMby susisonne

    Great coat. Like AnaJan said, the way you made the closure with the buttons is a funny idea!

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    Jan 16, 2009, 03.25 AMby anajan

    juebejue, you’ve done a fantastic work! the coat is really beautiful, I especially like the flipped button closure you made. well done, girl!

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    Jan 16, 2009, 02.54 AMby alice-grant

    Love the inside!

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    Jan 16, 2009, 01.44 AMby fashion1

    you can be very proud! it suits you very well and I like also the fabric!

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