Tweed winter coat

Added Dec 3, 2010

by analogue

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Description

My grandmother gave me some heavy weight tweed for a winter coat and after much procrastination I finally got round to making it. I used the tweed for the outside, interlining for extra warmth and lining fabric on the inside. I made a mess of the buttonholes but it’s the warmest coat ever.

Unfortunately the picture doesn’t really do it much justice and it doesn’t show the colour properly, it’s more brown in real life. I’ll try adding better pictures when I get round to taking some.

I used the pattern for Coat 115 in the 11/2007 issue of Burda magazine with some minor adjustments.

Material Notes

Tweed, interlining, lining, 6 buttons

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Material
Wool

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    Dec 4, 2010, 03.39 PMby Syrena B

    Lovely! Looks nice and warm!

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      Dec 4, 2010, 07.26 PMby analogue

      Thank you, it is. I went out in the snow wearing it and couldn’t feel the cold. The sleeves are also slightly longer than usual which keeps the warmth in.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 10.28 AMby janul

    Great coat!

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      Dec 3, 2010, 11.08 AMby analogue

      Thank you, I really needed a new one considering my old one was falling to pieces and it’s snowing outside.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 06.41 AMby zaarissima

    This coat looks very beautiful! I still can not make beautiful bottonholes – you have it well done! Was it difficult to process such a thick fabric?

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      Dec 3, 2010, 11.02 AMby analogue

      Thank you! It was difficult at times and I had to hand sew a few bits that didn’t fit under the foot of my sewing machine. I am glad I added the extra layer though. It’s about -3 outside but I’m nice and warm in my coat :)

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    Dec 3, 2010, 05.46 AMby pamlyon

    Fabulous!Buttonholes look good to me.

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      Dec 3, 2010, 11.07 AMby analogue

      Thanks, I finished them quite late at night so I was a bit sleep deprived and frustrated with them. They don’t bother me as much anymore now :)

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    Dec 3, 2010, 05.09 AMby 5294sandras

    Good! Good! Good!

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      Dec 3, 2010, 11.06 AMby analogue

      Thank you thank you thank you ;)

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    Dec 3, 2010, 03.23 AMby mandrych

    Looks really great, even the buttonholes.

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      Dec 3, 2010, 11.05 AMby analogue

      Thank you. The tweed frayed quite a bit so I ended up having to make oversized buttonholes. I’ll just have to pretend they were meant like that ;)

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    Dec 3, 2010, 02.34 AMby artemis-ivorywings

    the fit looks amazing

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      Dec 3, 2010, 11.04 AMby analogue

      Thanks, I didn’t have to make many changes to the original Burda pattern. I really recommend digging it up (if you’re like me and hoard old Burda issues).

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      Dec 4, 2010, 03.14 AMby artemis-ivorywings

      ha. yeah… it is an amazing coat…

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    Dec 3, 2010, 02.23 AMby zsyzu

    Beautiful!

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      Dec 3, 2010, 11.04 AMby analogue

      Thanks :)

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