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Apprentice brocade coat

Added Nov 4, 2014

by cchristie

Northern Ireland...






The whole concept of making a coat seems easy. Almost too good to be true. Cut it out, make an outer layer from fabric and make an inner layer from lining. Join the two together and by the miracle that is sewing, and the mystery that is turning it the right way out, you have the finished article.
I’ve called this my apprentice brocade coat as really this is my first coat and therefore apprentice piece. It took three goes to get the hem part done as you first need to understand the mystery and miracle of leaving the lining and coat at different lengths to allow for movement.
I got three unprovoked compliments whilst wearing this today! Clearly the untrained eye does not see the detail of a coat that does not actually fit the wearer, sleeves that are at least 5cm too short and buttonholes that have been made but not opened and are for buttons that are not even there. All that said- I will definitely be doing this again. It’s too good to miss once the mystery has been revealed.

Material Notes

Brocade with lovely red flowers and awesome gold dots. This coat just needs fur cuffs and a cold dry spell.




Garment Type

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    Dec 29, 2014, 05.44 PMby b. boop

    lovely coat!!! ;)

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    Nov 17, 2014, 09.51 AMby nrobson

    looks so cool

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    Nov 10, 2014, 03.05 PMby cur-jargon

    Beautiful coat, Christie. The linen is such a treat! Looking forward to seeing more from you.

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    Nov 10, 2014, 04.33 AMby Mokara

    Great looking coat, I really like the fabric… Awesome first try :)

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    Nov 5, 2014, 08.17 PMby libra-s

    Lovely coat!!

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    Nov 5, 2014, 02.01 PMby Moimisie

    Great coat Christie! it’s looks great and if you hadn’t pointed out its flaws, I wouldn’t have noticed them ;))

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    Nov 5, 2014, 11.11 AMby bkkmei

    A lovely, special coat.

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    Nov 5, 2014, 09.41 AMby Deanna31

    Its a really nice looking coat. I like the lining too, completely different from the outside fabric but still works. Suits you.

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    Nov 5, 2014, 08.50 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous coat – Looks good on you! Great job Christie!

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    Nov 5, 2014, 04.15 AMby izbott

    This fabric is lovely. I think making a coat take great paitence. You did it!

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    Nov 5, 2014, 03.31 AMby Ricardo Abreu

    I can feel your pain, but it looks beautiful. Congratulations. I am working on my peacoat for the 2nd time and I can’t see the ligth at the end of the tunel.

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    Nov 4, 2014, 10.39 PMby liliv-1

    You should be very proud of this, it’s elegant and chic!

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