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Barrathea Talea

Added Nov 4, 2010

by junespoon

Belfast, United ...






I’ve wanted to have a go at the talea for ages, but the woolIen fabric is so expensive! I was able to get my hands on a large piece of service-grade Barrathea (aren’t i a lucky girl??!!) this is actually not available in the shops in case people make faux police uniforms with it…but i wasn’t going to do that so…..it’ll be fine!! The fabric is black in low light but has this gorgeous green sheen in the sunlight.

It was a total nightmare to match with buttons!! I choose plain black in the end, because i was really getting nowhere…what i really wanted was a dull metallic type…buuuuut, it wasn’t happening…so black plastic will have to do!

I made a couple of amendments to the pattern such as adding a belt with belt loops and instead of using large topstitched pockets, i made two pockets in the side seams because i’m a hands-in-the-pockets kindof girl!

Material Notes

Service grade dark green Barrathea


Garment Type

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    Sep 19, 2011, 06.23 AMby dstasko

    the buttons are smokin’

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    Mar 16, 2011, 04.55 PMby Brittany Jenelle

    this is beautiful omg

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    Nov 26, 2010, 06.20 PMby eringilday

    O WOW! Barathea in action! Gorgeous!

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    Nov 23, 2010, 08.42 AMby freaky-philomeen

    Great work! You’ve given the pattern your very personal style. I also like the buttons ending shortly below the belt, good idea!

    Police women everywhere must be jealous ;)))

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    Nov 12, 2010, 05.58 PMby Erin E

    I’ve been wanting to print off that pattern and try making it up. I really like your version! Especially and pockets and the seaming details.

    I featured this on my blog :)

    BurdaStyle Top Picks :: Sept-Oct 2010

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    Nov 5, 2010, 08.10 PMby hellagabrielle

    Love this. I’m making a modified Talea now, and I’m definitely opting for a belt and belt loops. Nice job.

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      Nov 7, 2010, 11.08 AMby junespoon

      thanks..i’ll look out for yours. I’m already thinking of doing another one!

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    Nov 5, 2010, 05.49 PMby seasidelaundry

    I am crazy for this! I am so impressed. This would last a mini sec on a rack anywhere in the world!

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    Nov 5, 2010, 04.01 PMby cantare

    I love this, the buttons and the color are so great! Awesome tailoring job.

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    Nov 5, 2010, 12.33 PMby Natalia *

    Looks great, you should be really proud of it.

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    Nov 5, 2010, 10.26 AMby magdamagda

    your buttons brought me here, great choice! good job!

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      Nov 7, 2010, 11.10 AMby junespoon

      thanks for that…i really wasn’t sure about them even afterwards so i really appreciate the comment!

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    Nov 5, 2010, 09.00 AMby mili222

    Nice :)

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    Nov 5, 2010, 08.00 AMby zaarissima

    a really beautiful coat!

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    Nov 5, 2010, 06.00 AMby pink-cornelia

    fantastic! so lucky you found that fabric

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    Nov 5, 2010, 02.42 AMby kelepso


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    Nov 5, 2010, 02.36 AMby lizajane09

    This is really awesome! I want one.

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    Nov 5, 2010, 12.24 AMby veero

    Loved it ♥

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