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Bordo coat

Added Dec 5, 2012

by Dilyana Drumeva

Burgas, Bulgaria






This season I noticed that the trends are to wear a colorful coat. That’s why I chose mine to be bordo.
I picked up a pattern from Burda Style magazine (11.2012) and decided to do it myself. This is a gorgeous model with nice leather details (which unfortunatelly were too complicated for me).

The weather was getting colder and I needed a nice warm coat, so I cutted the decorating details and made it simplier, and easier.

Tips: when you are sewing the collar and the fron panels, bare in mind to cut the extra fabric as close as possible to the stich. When you turn up the coat inside out you will have a nice sharp edges. Then use iron on the fabric. My friend who turns to be a seamstress told me that. She told me also that pressing is the second most important thing after the precisious cutting of the material. When I did that it was a lot more easier to sew.

More photos of the creating process: http://fromhead-2-toe.blogspot.com/

Material Notes

I bought my fabric from the biggest store in my town which turns out to sell materials produced in Bulgaria (which is very rare). Bulgarian fabrics are high quality so I was very happy. Main fabric is 70 % wool and 30 % poliester. For the lining I used a batting material…and that was my major mistake! The batting material sticks to the wool. At the meantime I didn’t know that. However, I managed to fix the problem. I didn’t stich the lining to the bottom edge so it remained free.This solved the problem with the sticking.




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    Dec 5, 2012, 08.09 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous coat and its lovely on you x

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    Dec 5, 2012, 07.01 PMby kess

    This is beautiful! well done! it fits you perfectly!

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    Dec 5, 2012, 03.21 PMby runningwithscissors1

    You did a beautiful job on the coat. I hope it keeps you nice and warm this winter!

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      Dec 5, 2012, 03.43 PMby Dilyana Drumeva

      Thank you for the nice words! It does indeed keep me warm. :)))

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