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Victorian Military Coat -Redux

Added Aug 5, 2011

by urbandon

Sydney, Australia






This is the second Victorian style coat from wool crepe. I manipulated the pattern by narrowing the waist and sleeves, made in-seam pocket and reshaped the collar. I think it looks a bit neater and more angular than the original. The vintage brass military buttons look nice against the drab blue. With the cap I thought it looked a bit Western Front.
photos by “grrl+dog”.http://dneese.blogspot.com/




Garment Type
Classic, Military, Steampunk, Victorian

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    Aug 8, 2011, 11.31 PMby Sheena Tidwell

    I admire you for making your own adaptation of this, the old “patterns” are so interesting! I have been working on drafting my own (from an 1830’s instruction), but gave up back at the beginning of the year because I kept getting so frustrated with it. I need to get back to work on it. I love the way this turned out, it looks great!

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    Aug 7, 2011, 07.35 AMby elguanche

    Nice one! :) But there is still missing the more length in the front parts :-D I’am sorry, don’t mean it any harm! but the length is an eyecather because of the seam, that goes arround the waist. And as you can see, it lifts up in the middle of your tummy.

    Kind regards, adoring your style, Basti

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      Aug 7, 2011, 08.00 AMby urbandon

      Thanks so much. I certainly appreciate constructive criticism and now understand what you are are saying. I will lengthen the front BODY panels. Thanks so much for pointing this out because NOW it seems so obviously an error. Best wishes and kind regards, Don

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      Aug 7, 2011, 04.25 PMby elguanche

      Nothing to thank for! :) I’m sorry for not having explained it better before :)

      so long

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    Aug 5, 2011, 10.13 PMby esteen726

    This is awesome.

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      Aug 6, 2011, 12.24 AMby urbandon

      Thanks so much.

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    Aug 5, 2011, 09.41 PMby L2S

    Ooh, this coat reminds me of the one Captain Jack Harkness wears in Torchwood. ;) It looks very dashing. Well done!

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      Aug 5, 2011, 10.13 PMby esteen726

      That was the first thing I thought, too. :)

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      Aug 6, 2011, 12.24 AMby urbandon

      Thanks so much. Indeed it does look like his coat- maybe I will do epaulets on the next one.

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      Aug 6, 2011, 12.36 AMby L2S

      If you do put epaulets on the next one, be sure to give me a heads up when you post it on BurdaStyle. :)

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      Aug 6, 2011, 02.14 AMby urbandon

      Sure thing!

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    Aug 5, 2011, 02.49 PMby daughterfish

    This is so handsome! Love the colar, color, and buttons.

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      Aug 6, 2011, 12.25 AMby urbandon

      Thank you- I think it all came together on this one.

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    Aug 5, 2011, 02.23 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    i like this version better as well, as it is a more rigid and clearer line! i admire your work, as you know, and have to tell you again: i would finde out of a hundred designes, the things, you have done, and that is something so special!

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      Aug 6, 2011, 12.25 AMby urbandon

      Thanks so much- I appreciate your comments always!

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    Aug 5, 2011, 11.43 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    This version is better.. ;p Maybe it is the wool, it looks like it has a better weight for a coat. The new style lines work on this. Great! :D

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      Aug 6, 2011, 12.27 AMby urbandon

      Thanks so much. There seems to be plenty of different weight wool crepe- a slight change can make a world of difference.

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