Trenchcoat, take 2

Added Jan 17, 2010

by photinx

Heidelberg, Germany

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Description

This is my second attempt at a trench coat. The first time, I hadn’t realised that outerware needs more ease! It is much too small! This one is not. It’s A-line, and fairly wide. It fits over a blazer, and it is comfortable for cycling (without the blazer, ofcourse!). Sewing it mas very long and painful: that coated fabric doesn’t react very well to ironning, and does not let the interfacing stick to it for very long! But it appears to be at least water resistent! I’m mostly happy with the pattern, and I can’t wait for the return of appropriate weather!

Material Notes

Coated cotton-nylon mix for the upper part and apple green rayonne lining from Montreal; beautiful, but expensive pearl and olive green buttons from Senci in Mannheim

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Style
Classic
Material
Blends

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    Jan 19, 2010, 10.57 PMby ginasophia

    Wonderful work, I am going to look to this when I get the courage to start up on my trench again!

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    Jan 18, 2010, 07.41 AMby photinx

    Thank you very much for the nice comments. I did make my own pattern starting with my sketch, but used a raincoat I already own, as a basis for the body (for the width, and the shape of the arm holes). The rest, I drafted.

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    Jan 18, 2010, 04.14 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    very nice!!! it appears you made this all from your original sketch?? WOW!!!

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    Jan 18, 2010, 01.12 AMby captainkitsch

    oh, how i adore this! you’ve brought a fresh new look to trenches!

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    Jan 17, 2010, 09.26 PMby judeb

    Love the shape of this trench, did you self draft it? great buttons.

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