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Autumn love tench coat

Added Oct 13, 2010

by redredhoodie

Berlin, Germany






I used Burdas pattern #113 of the issue 9/2010 to sew this trench. It’s the third trench i’ve sewn so far and I finally like the result. I used a navy blue gabardine, golden sateen- bias tape to finish the inside instead of inserting a lining and metal buttons. I like the classic deatils, e.g. the hooks at the collar and the tippet. This time I did a lot of hand-finishing and it shows, I’m very pleased with the outcome. It’s by no means perfect but I’m happy to wear it anyways. I recommend the pattern but pay attention to the sizing, it’s running a bit big- I added buttons at the back to keep the box pleat shut but maybe you should consider going a size down when sewing it yourself. I also suggest using a heavier interfacing, I chose G405 instead of G785 and it worked out well.

There are more picture and infos on my blog:

Material Notes

gabardine, bias tape, metal buttons, buckle




Garment Type
Cotton, Satin

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    Oct 22, 2010, 06.05 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Very nice detail using the bias tape for a Hong Kong finish on your seams and the bound hem. Well done.

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    Oct 15, 2010, 07.25 AMby redredhoodie

    Thanks for all the kind words, guys, I apprechiate it!

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    Oct 14, 2010, 04.16 PMby jd98

    great work! I totally agree with you: I hate hand sewing but it does make a massive difference : )

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    Oct 14, 2010, 01.21 AMby nettie

    This is seriously top level sewing!! I am very slowly working on the trench pattern from the 8/2009 issue and it really wants clearer instructions. I am flying blind as I have no actual trench coat around to compare it to. I’m headed over to your blog for more deets.

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    Oct 13, 2010, 08.30 PMby emlynn

    Wow! I love trench coats, this looks absolutely perfect. I also like your choice in bias tape.

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    Oct 13, 2010, 05.24 PMby paunnet

    the bias tape is genius, it looks fantastic!

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    Oct 13, 2010, 04.37 PMby frkbustad

    Looks very nice! I like the button detail at the back – a good solution!

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