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A cocoon of a coat - Burda 102 10/2012

Added Oct 16, 2012

by DottieDoodle

Cullompton, Unit...






I made a coat! In a day!

No lining or bound buttonhole loveliness here I’m afraid, but a very warm and (I think) stylish winter jacket.

The pattern is number 102 from the current Burda magazine (10/2012) and I used some wool boucle. The pieces fitted together beautifully and I had no problems with the pattern at all.

It’s so quick because there is no seam finishing or hemming. Coat or sleeves too long? Just cut a bit off!

Two Burda tracing tips I’ve picked up which helped – I went over the pattern lines with a marker before tracing, and used a Post-it to mark my place in the instructions.

I love the collar, it feels very glamorous, and doubling the thick fabric around the top makes it extremely warm. It was only around 9 degrees while we were taking the photos, but I got too hot.

I used one very large popper to fasten the collar, instead of the three suggested.

See more at dottiedoodle.wordpress.com

Material Notes

Wool boucle




Garment Type

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    Oct 23, 2012, 09.04 PMby lelie

    looks very nice! I have fabric for a coat but I’m still looking for the perfect pattern. I love collar

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    Oct 17, 2012, 08.37 PMby Sarah-Ann

    Stunning! The coat was already on my list, but I’m still looking for a fabric. I love the duffle mohair with long hair that is used in the magazine, but up till now I could not find such a fabric. But now I see your version with the wool boucle, I might give up my search for the mohair! Nice job!

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    Oct 17, 2012, 07.16 PMby Linda74Sews

    Beautiful! I can’t tell you how jealous I am. I have been wanting to make something out of wool boucle for a long time. Your coat looks so good I’m going to make it too. Thanks for sharing.

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    Oct 17, 2012, 02.23 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Beautiful! Who ever made a coat in a day? Never thought it could be done. Great work.

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    Oct 17, 2012, 02.17 AMby sewneenee

    Quick to make and so stylish-it’s a winner! Love the color too, enjoy your beautiful new coat!

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      Oct 17, 2012, 07.14 AMby DottieDoodle

      I will – thank you.

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    Oct 16, 2012, 11.02 AMby klotto

    This coat is definitely on my list, although it hardly ever gets cold enough for it where I live. I’m so glad to see your version (inspiring purple!) and to hear that the pattern works well. Thanks for sharing!

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      Oct 17, 2012, 07.12 AMby DottieDoodle

      Thank you! Lucky you, being warm. It would be great in a lighter fabric too.

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    Oct 16, 2012, 08.41 AMby Mary Athey

    You look snug as a bug in your coat!! I never paid much heed to this pattern but i will now. fab job x

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      Oct 17, 2012, 07.13 AMby DottieDoodle

      I love that expression – thank you!

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