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Added Oct 10, 2008

by officebusybody

Act, Australia






Half-completed coat lined with yellow oriental-print satin. I’m going to hand sew the sleeve lining. One of the flaps is slightly crooked and not as rounded at the other side, so it needs to be fixed.

Material Notes

Shell: Sueded microfibre and lots of jacket-weight fusible interfacing. The fabric alone is a bit too soft for a coat but it was the only decent shade of camel beige available at the time.




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    Oct 20, 2008, 12.28 AMby officebusybody

    Thanks for all your encouraging comments! To answer your questions, the coat will be knee length and the back doesn’t have a vent. The pattern, Simplicity 4084, isn’t difficult to sew but it takes a long time and I don’t recommend it (it looks like an A-line coat but is actually box-shaped). I made a few adjustments but I suspect it’s still going to be too loose. I haven’t made a belt yet.

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    Oct 11, 2008, 09.19 AMby the-gilded-bee

    Very nice.

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    Oct 10, 2008, 03.55 PMby justmica

    Wow… It’s great!! Sewed it very well!! Do you use some belt with it?

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    Oct 10, 2008, 07.33 AMby antique1

    Looks very good. Is there a vent in the back? Will you use a belt wearing your coat? Love the collar and that you are using a DB pattern! Very hot these days (if you look at the fashions shows in Paris, London and Rome). How long will your coat be?

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    Oct 10, 2008, 07.13 AMby kess

    this is beautiful! i seems like it was an easy pattern, true? i’m looking for a simple pattern for a coat (i know- yeah right!) but all ican find are ones with 10 pattern pieces. blech. also, i love the color!

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    Oct 10, 2008, 05.36 AMby officebusybody

    Thanks. I wanted a light trench coat for iffy weather so I decided to make this a few months ago. It’s taking a long time because there were a lot of pattern alterations before I started sewing. I actually fixed the crooked flap just before I saw your comment.

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    Oct 10, 2008, 02.56 AMby polychromatin

    Very neatly done, simple and nice!

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