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The swing coat. burda 04/1991

Added Nov 26, 2013

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






Well hope this loads as its my third time trying. this coat was a nightmare and it nearly ended up.in the bin more than once lol the green fabric was cream so i dyed it twice; it frayed like mad so i ended up wuth 2 metres instead of 3. I made a lot of mistakes as well one being i forgot to interface the collar. I wore it to a family party last night and my nephews girlfriend asked me where i bought it as it was so retro!! She’s 21 so i was thrilled . i like it now. the top is made from scraps and the dress i’ll post later x

Material Notes

Denim drill and jersey


Garment Type

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    Nov 30, 2013, 02.48 PMby zsyzu

    I love this swing coat and how the lining matches your dress! i love the photo of your kitty watching the dye process too.

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      Nov 30, 2013, 06.58 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you, toffee does like to be at the centre of all the action lol. Now i have imky to join her and my gorgeous 4 year old cat fizz. All of them love to be involved when i sew for some weird reason lol x

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    Nov 29, 2013, 09.54 PMby missjackieo

    love this so stylish

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      Nov 29, 2013, 11.55 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment x

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    Nov 29, 2013, 04.16 AMby nrobson

    nice job hon

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      Nov 29, 2013, 06.24 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you nrobson. I thought maybe it was to much but i like standing out from the crowd lol x

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    Nov 28, 2013, 10.30 PMby izbott

    It looks good. The whole outfit is well coordinated. The effort shows off very well!

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      Nov 29, 2013, 06.26 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks izbott, i am so happy with the coat now. I"ve worm it a few times now and i always get nice compliments on it which helps. The coat patterns burda 19911 and the dress is oct this year and they work to.geher. x

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    Nov 28, 2013, 06.01 AMby ronnielee

    Oh swinging out from the Jersey! I know what is like when you just want to through it in the bin, been there numerous times… Wow definitely paid off dyeing the coat green, very envious!!! xx

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      Nov 28, 2013, 06.20 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much ronnielee. thats a fabulous comment coming from you. when i opened my washing machine to take the fabric out more of was on the floor in a tangled mess lol. i had to iton it then cut it lol. i do like the coat. i wore it again last night snd got stopped again.and complimented so.i was pleased x

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    Nov 27, 2013, 05.51 AMby yenny lee

    Am i? I don’t know that im being featured hahahaha..ouchhh..am so pleased..hahahhaha and thank you mary :D

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      Nov 27, 2013, 06.31 AMby Mary Athey

      You got featured for your beautiful salmon dress yenny lee . scroll to the bottom.of the page xx

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      Nov 27, 2013, 07.07 AMby yenny lee

      Hahahha yeah i found it :D

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    Nov 26, 2013, 09.25 PMby Irina Schwab

    This is lovely, Mary!!

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      Nov 27, 2013, 06.32 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much irina. i’m just so glad its finished and looks ok lol x

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    Nov 26, 2013, 07.50 PMby rita61

    Great coat Mary; so glad you didn’t give up. Looks fabulous on you.

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      Nov 26, 2013, 08.05 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks rita. i’m just glad it did’nt end up like a bolero lol. it frayed like crazy and once i cut all the frayed edges off i was glad to see i had enough for the coat x

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    Nov 26, 2013, 07.19 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Wonderful set of things – looks as if you created a new wardrobe for the coming holidays:-) and all the parts match perfectly. I even don’t know what I like the best:-) I’m just impressed with your great work. I like the colourstyle, the top and the dress and the way you lined the coat and the way you combined the fabrics in all the items. Looks really very nice and suits you absolutely:-))

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      Nov 26, 2013, 07.51 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you do much oksana. i am so glad i finished the coat. i hate letting something beat me so.i persevered snd i’ m so happy.i did now.. its s very xmassy outfit x

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    Nov 26, 2013, 06.07 PMby asperge11


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      Nov 26, 2013, 06.12 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much asperge11. X

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    Nov 26, 2013, 04.05 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    It’s an amazing coat Mary! you were lucky with the color – it looks very nice! the model suits you very well :-) I like your top and dress too – the fabric looks lovely!

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      Nov 26, 2013, 04.13 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks ellen. The whole ensemble has a very christmassy feel i think. i love the dress, it’s one of the most comfortable ones i have made and i.know i/ll wear it again over xmas. i’m happy with the coat now although i hated it at one point lol x

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      Nov 26, 2013, 04.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I have this dress on my list too – it’s looks so comfy and nice :-)

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      Nov 26, 2013, 04.18 PMby Mary Athey

      I will definatly do this again in a solid colour ellen so you can see the fold details which look lovely x

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    Nov 26, 2013, 03.27 PMby kisses

    Me like it Mary….You are looking fabulous and certainly I am definitely seeing Xmas in your ensemble by the colour you use.

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      Nov 26, 2013, 03.46 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much kisses. IT’s funny you saying xmas cause thats what the colours remind me of and i said so when i posted the dress and top. Thats probably why i love it so much lol x

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    Nov 26, 2013, 01.14 PMby Winnie Nkosi

    Nice one Mary as always:),its nice when the process was a nightmare and the results are perfection.Well done!I love it with the jeans.

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      Nov 26, 2013, 03.48 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much winnie. I*m so glad not that i kept going. At times i wanted to throw it in the bin lol x

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    Nov 26, 2013, 12.42 PMby yenny lee

    U look fabulous with that coat mary ;)

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      Nov 26, 2013, 03.49 PMby Mary Athey

      What a lovely thing to say yenny lee, thank you and congrats on being featured with your beautiful dress x

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    Nov 26, 2013, 11.23 AMby schnui

    Great coat Mary and very retro!!

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      Nov 26, 2013, 03.51 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks schnui. i actually like it now lol. i wish i had*ve interfaced the collar but hey ho it looks ok.and the fabric frays to much for unpicking x

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    Nov 26, 2013, 11.00 AMby Inga 888

    Love the coat, looks so stylish with the dress!

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      Nov 26, 2013, 03.52 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you do much inga. i got such a bargain with botg fabrics.x

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    Nov 26, 2013, 09.36 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Well worth the effort you look FAB and I do like the coat dress combo WELL DONE :) Love Retro.

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      Nov 26, 2013, 10.31 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much. my friends like it with the top and jeans but i love it with the dress. one said it was old fashioned with the dress? I said it’s supposed to look like that x

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    Nov 26, 2013, 08.59 AMby Mary Athey

    Thank you so much. i actually like it now it’s finished but it did give me a headache. i had to bind most of the seams because of the fraying. i omitted the origonals shoulder pads as my shoulders are broad enough lol i also put inseam pockets in instead of the decorative useless ones on the pattern x

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