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Burda 08/2009 Swing Coat

Added Dec 3, 2012

by vchan38

London, United K...






I made this coat using Burda’s 08/2009 pattern. I used a wool tweed for the fashion fabric, hair canvas and silk organza for shaping (and pad stitiching). The lining is a turquoise rayon hand stitched to the coat and edged with a self-made ivory rayon piping. The fashion fabric’s pattern is quite distracting at times so I added a silk ribbon trim to the collar and lapels as well. This is my first coat making project and took about 5 weeks of part time sewing. A lot of hand stitching was involved and I followed the Vintage Couture Tailoring book by Thomas Von Nordheim for most of the hand stitching techniques. To finish the coat, I used some large glass buttons. I tried documentating the coat making process on my blog and you can see more here:

Completed Swing Coat

Material Notes

wool tweed, horse hair canvas, silk organza, rayon lining, silk ribbon,




Garment Type

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    Mar 6, 2013, 10.06 PMby adamante

    Absolutely stunning! A great coat is an essential piece in everyone’s wardrobe and you already have it now. Your effort payed off undoubtedly, the coat looks excellent.

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    Jan 5, 2013, 02.31 AMby zosews

    You have totally nailed this coat, it’s magic and I want one!

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    Jan 1, 2013, 11.21 PMby Shannon Gardiner

    Wow, beautiful!

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    Dec 5, 2012, 03.42 AMby libra-s

    This is a must-have coat! Well done!

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      Dec 7, 2012, 10.00 AMby vchan38

      Thank you!

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    Dec 4, 2012, 09.17 AMby chula123

    congratulations ! this coat is amazing, looks great on you and all those lovely details, very impressive !

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      Dec 4, 2012, 02.18 PMby vchan38

      Thank you!

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    Dec 4, 2012, 05.00 AMby smallone

    oh wow congrats this is fabulous!

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      Dec 4, 2012, 07.58 AMby vchan38

      Thanks so much!

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    Dec 3, 2012, 07.01 PMby vchan38

    Thank you everyone!!! :)

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    Dec 3, 2012, 05.23 PMby jkaori

    What a fantastic coat! I love the shape and the fabrics you chose. Great job!

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    Dec 3, 2012, 05.22 PMby Anjovis

    This is lovely. Looks great on you. I love the fabric and all the details.

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    Dec 3, 2012, 05.09 PMby ariation

    That is a show stopping coat! Well done!

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    Dec 3, 2012, 04.16 PMby Mary Athey

    This is a fantastic coat. I love this.coat.on you. It.looks amazing.xx

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