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A Springy Little Coat

Added Apr 29, 2011

by tanitisis

Calgary, Canada






I’ve been wanting to make a cute, empire-waisted coat for a LONG time. Finally, everything came together. I drafted my own pattern using the “Fitted Jacket” block from the Built by Wendy Coats & Jackets book (OK, really all that comes from the book is the fitted portion of the upper bodice. Everything else I made up myself). I made the whole thing as part of the Pattern, Scissors, Cloth Ready to Wear Tailoring Sewalong which has been running most of this month. Sherry took us through drafting lining and facings (and under-collar) pieces properly, and everything you need to construct a fully lined, tailored jacket. Fun! And so, so helpful.

The full saga is documented in detail (with lots more pictures!) on my blog

Material Notes

The shell fabric is a mystery synthetic from the thrift store; it’s got a coarse, plain weave and ravels like crazy. The lining is Kasha, a sturdy, flannel-backed satin. I added blue satin piping along the facing for a flash of colour.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic

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    Mar 2, 2012, 07.41 PMby pinklady82


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    Aug 25, 2011, 11.51 PMby Betina Buten

    well done! It looks amazing!

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    May 13, 2011, 11.07 AMby urbandon

    That is the sweetest coat ever.

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    May 6, 2011, 11.08 PMby shirosh

    Beautiful! I love this kind of coat. I need to make for myself one of these!(:

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    May 2, 2011, 03.31 PMby moymj

    My God I want a coat like that! great job!

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    May 1, 2011, 10.48 PMby aluckmann

    Totally rockstar! This coat is absolutely amazing – I love the blue piping that you added to the inside. From the pictures, it looks like this would be sold in a high end boutique. Great job.

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    May 1, 2011, 04.04 PMby flowergirl22

    that is really sweet,, nice colour

    well done

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    Apr 29, 2011, 06.02 PMby ecila

    So cute!! Well done!

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    Apr 29, 2011, 04.07 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    I am truly amazed! that’s a great one!

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