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A classic warm, wool winter coat

Added Jan 2, 2014

by Etemi Otubu

London, United K...






This is the first coat I have ever made and although the pattern did not prove to be a tricky, when I got to the collar I think I cut out an extra bit and ended up messing it up. I was way too lazy to take everything apart and after working on it over a one month period I decided to just line the coat and use it as it is. Since then I did take the extra part out and this somewhat helped.
I made a belt from the remaining fabric too, but since there are no bet loops on the coat, it is not a practical solution, even if I did not want to put buttons on it as suggested by the pattern.
The coat is fully lined with a quilted wadding like lining fabric for warmth, but I do think that it makes it look and feel heavier than intended. It’s a great pattern, next time around I would probably make it one size smaller and from a thinner fabric.

Material Notes

boiled wool, quilted lining fabric, polyester lining




Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic
Polyester, Wool

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    Sep 9, 2016, 12.42 PMby carottesauvage

    waow, casual chic!

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    Jan 4, 2014, 02.51 AMby lumiukko

    This is fabulous! Congratulations on your first coat!

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    Jan 3, 2014, 07.04 PMby Manic Pop

    This looks awesome! Great sewing job on it.

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      Jan 5, 2014, 03.56 AMby Etemi Otubu

      Thank you! There is room for improvement on the sewing part, believe me, but luckily it doesn’t really show. ;)

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    Jan 3, 2014, 02.55 AMby chillwear

    Looks great on you, I like the style!

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    Jan 2, 2014, 02.28 PMby Makeda Haberdasheress


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    Jan 2, 2014, 08.34 AMby ghainskom

    you can try and add french tacks as belts loops. I actually think you picked the right size, since the coat is meant to be oversized. Looks nice!

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      Jan 2, 2014, 05.38 PMby Etemi Otubu

      Thank you! That’s actually a great idea. I like that the sleeves have space for wearing thicker jumpers underneath, but I feel like the shoulders could be a little higher. But I can definitely live with that. :)

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    Jan 2, 2014, 04.16 AMby adelabu44

    Thank you for the details! BurdaStyle always has tricky instructions.

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      Jan 2, 2014, 05.31 PMby Etemi Otubu

      I know! I think it’s best to just ditch the instructions after you have all your pieces cut and identified and use common sense and the internet. I’m sure I would have done a better job with attaching a collar if I just checked how a store bought coat is put together.

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