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Birthday Parka

Added Dec 20, 2010

by liliashp

Millburn, New Je...






For my husband’s birthday I made him this charcoal “parka” since he was in great need of a really warm coat for this winter. I made the pattern for it by sizing the shoulders off of a coat he owns, and then making it a straight cut down to the hips.

The shell is a charcoal bull denim, and the lining is a striped suiting material that I quilted with a nice plush batting. I think the quilted lining is my favorite part- it gives it such a nice polished look, and it makes the coat so incredibly warm. I put in a double pocket so that he can store his phone in the front compartment, and then warm his hands in the side pockets.


Material Notes

2 yards bull denim, 2 yards lining, 1 1/4 yard batting, zipper




Garment Type
Casual, Military, Preppy
Coating, Cotton, Denim, Suiting

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    Feb 8, 2011, 10.23 AMby loulourosa

    Wow, great job. My husband keeps asking when I’m going to make something for him, so I won’t be showing these pictures to him ;-)

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    Dec 21, 2010, 11.28 PMby zarreen

    this looks really difficult to make (at least to me) so great job!

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    Dec 21, 2010, 07.21 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    great jacket and your model looks very happy too!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 05.40 PMby margiwarg

    I love those pockets! The jacket looks great.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.45 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Very nice! I love the double pocket. Parkas can never have too many pockets!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.28 PMby Peter Lappin

    Nice job and great fit!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.08 PMby analogue

    Really nice coat, beautifully made. I bet your husband loves it!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 02.45 PMby nettevivante

    oh, this one looks great! very simplistic and casual. your husband is very lucky to have such a talented wife! :)

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      Dec 20, 2010, 02.54 PMby liliashp

      aw, thank you for the kind words! I figured for his style, the simpler the better.

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