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Barely saved coat

Added May 3, 2011

by Evija Švekere

Riga, Latvia






Winter coat made two seasons ago. In the beginning I decided to use the same pattern as for my former project – extremely red autumn coat from Burda Magazine 9/2009, model 115. The idea was to cut it in a slight A shape, replace raglan sleeves with regular 2 piece sleeves and add some soft belt.

During the first fitting I realised that my coat looks awful. Wrong fabric for such pattern (sometimes I’m really surprised where my stupid ideas come from). Then I tried to save what’s possible. I finished by adding big faux fur wristbands and collar and decorative extra big buttons. The decorative seams on the bodice are hand-stitched. Coat is lined with batting and rayon lining including some piping. For closure I used snap fasteners. There are pockets in front seams.
Such a barely saved project but it’s warm at least.

Material Notes

Wool blend, lining – batting + rayon, interlining, faux fur, 5 snap fasteners, 2 decorative buttons




Garment Type
Business, Classic
Leather/Fur, Rayon, Wool

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    May 6, 2011, 06.30 AMby Douli Bee

    It looks great! I agree with peaches 2218. It looks like you bought it at a very expensive shop! Very good job!

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    May 4, 2011, 09.54 AMby peaches2218

    Don’t tell anyone about the fight you had with it, and they’ll think you bought it at a high-end shop. It’s really lovely, and the proportions are just right on you. Three cheers for happy accidents!

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    May 4, 2011, 08.07 AMby rogue-cellist

    I think it came out well in the end. The line of the coat is beautiful. A good save.

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    May 3, 2011, 03.56 PMby Priscilla Folley

    It looks awesome in the pictures!

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