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Cameron's Coat

Added Dec 31, 2010

by lohumphrey

Oceanside, Calif...






Double breasted winter coat. I was asked to make this by a friends husband, for a Christmas gift. He wanted something red, with a large collar. It was definitely the most labor intensive thing I have ever sewn. I was really happy with the outcome. I started with the foundation of the Hikaru coat and then altered the crap out of it. I raised the waistline, lengthened the peplum, made it double breasted instead of zipper, added a tailors vent and belt, put a completely new collar on it, and used a different sleeve as the Hikaru sleeve was way too tight and constricting. The original princess seams gave it a really nice fit.

Material Notes

Cashmere/Wool blend




Garment Type

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    Jan 7, 2011, 05.31 PMby smallone

    wow!!! very envious of your skills and of your vision….what a lovely coat and who’d have thought Hiraku could become this. Very inspirational thanks for sharing!!

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      Jan 19, 2011, 02.49 AMby lohumphrey

      Thanks so much for the kind words

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    Jan 4, 2011, 06.12 AMby sunnysideellen

    Looks amazing. Love the collar!

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      Jan 19, 2011, 02.49 AMby lohumphrey

      Thanks so much

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    Jan 1, 2011, 10.49 PMby jd98

    you’ve done an amazing job. the collar is fantastic!

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    Jan 1, 2011, 04.18 PMby Lora Martinez

    With all those alterations you must have been exhausted by the end of this project. Well done, you’ve ended up with an stunning coat.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 09.30 PMby fosteretalk

    I love this coat. It is very stylish and classical.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 04.58 PMby marloncosta

    Stunning! I know how much work went into this coat. Tailored coats are never easy to make! You coat came out perfect, it looks impeccable! Congratulations!

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      Dec 31, 2010, 07.15 PMby lohumphrey

      Thanks, yes it was a challenge but I guess that’s how we learn!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 04.34 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Where did you buy your cashmere/wool? It’s gorgeous.

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      Dec 31, 2010, 07.14 PMby lohumphrey

      I got it in Atlanta at Gail K fabric. It’s really the only fabric store in the area that carries a selection of nice garment fabrics.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 03.36 PMby cherwinamy

    well done. Would love to wear that myself.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 02.48 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    So many beautiful coats in the world and so little time to wear them!

    Well done! : )

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    Dec 31, 2010, 01.25 PMby jeleena

    Soooo beautiful!

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      Dec 31, 2010, 07.17 PMby lohumphrey

      Thanks, btw I love Croatia. You are lucky to live there!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 12.43 PMby analogue

    Beautiful coat, I love the shape of the collar :)

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