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coat disaster

Added Jan 19, 2013

by cathysews

Portsmouth, Unit...






Hi, I was so excited about making this coat., but its not great! I think the wool I chose was too light in weight, and maybe the style isn’t for me either. I really enjoyed making this though, I learned how to do blind hemming, and my button holes were perfect. The lining went in without problems, the back vent looks fab. But I don’t like the finished coat. Oh dear, these things happen. Oh and its probably a bit too big.

Material Notes

Wool, and lining




Garment Type

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    Jan 19, 2013, 05.25 PMby elaineren

    One persons disaster is another persons success! The coat is not what you ‘intended,’ that is one of the ‘opportunities’ sewing gives us! I hope you enjoy it anyway (different buttons, a scarf :) Best Wishes!

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      Jan 20, 2013, 08.19 AMby cathysews

      Hi, many thanks…I have learned lots with this project, we can’t win then all.

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    Jan 19, 2013, 12.22 PMby prettysewinggirl

    wwowwweeee… this is no disaster, it looks great!!! your effort is showing, and even if this is not your favourite project, at least you learnt so much :)

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      Jan 20, 2013, 08.17 AMby cathysews

      Hi, many thanks for your lovely comments, I haven’t given up…..already looking for another coat pattern!

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    Jan 19, 2013, 10.49 AMby Mary Athey

    I think it looks fab. The sewing you put into this shows.if you.find it a bit big.just.pull it in with a belt x

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      Jan 20, 2013, 08.16 AMby cathysews

      Hi Mary, many thanks for your lovely comments. My mum loves it too so I think its going to her!

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      Jan 20, 2013, 10.13 AMby Mary Athey

      I make,my mum things as well. She loves peplum tops and has.quite.a.collection now. Mum loves.someone admiring.it si she can say I made her it lol x

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