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Sooner than later, while the weather here is quite cold, I’ve made Burda’s new vintage re-release pattern into a warm and cozy coat-style dress. It is listed as a winter 1957-1958 winter pattern, so I chose a thick wool in a purple hounds tooth check and lined it in grey broadcloth to keep it from being itchy. I had some problems fitting the pattern as it seems to run small, especially in the sleeves and skirt portion. My slight changes are that I added my own self drafted, snap-down triangular flaps to keep the side seam pockets closed, added underarm gussets to give me room to move my arms, and tacked down the top neckline to look like lapel flaps. This is a wonderful dress and my new winter favorite! To see more pictures and read more details, please visit my blog page https://seamracer.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/as-heavy-as-the-weather/