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Crushed Petals

Added Mar 30, 2010

by Passiona Cottee

Sydney (Inner We...






Reversible linen coat – a busy girl’s Alabama Studio Style

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The influence of Alabama studio style lingers in this piece. You can see it in the fabrics, their colours and the technique inspired by the same.

An altered BurdaStyle pattern for the Stitches and Craft show runway competition. Variation details attached. The beauty of the Anda pattern is its simplicity. I didn’t want to take that away from it with complex changes. Here, I have let the fabric do the work. See how Tessuti’s gorgeous fabrics make the simplest garment SHINE!

Leaving it as an open piece without any type of closure means it can dance in the spring and summer breezes and… I can share it with Mum.

Material Notes

‘Cristine’ laser cut screen printed white linen; natural linen



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic


fabric (both linens)

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    May 8, 2010, 12.58 PMby adile

    Love the jacket…It is so versatile and stylish…You have given me a great idea!! Thanks!


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    Apr 6, 2010, 08.14 AMby nessys

    This is a lovely classic jacket Darl, beautiful in it’s simplicity. As I have stated before – anything reversible gets me excited!

    PS – LOVE that gorgeous creeper over your shed(?)! What is that?? Beautiful!

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      Apr 7, 2010, 10.55 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Why, thank you!
      And it’s a bougainvillea! Coming back for another bloom this season :D

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    Apr 6, 2010, 01.29 AMby sewbissy

    Very pretty! The flowers are so cheerful, yet understated.

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      Apr 7, 2010, 10.50 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Thank you, SewBissy… your blog is great BTW. And I am looking forward to seeing your next creation.

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    Apr 3, 2010, 11.59 PMby byfaith

    GOOD JOB! This is really nice, I would totally wear a coat like this. I hope you decide to make a tutorial: )

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      Apr 4, 2010, 06.27 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Yes, yes, yes! And it is an easy pattern. I will drop you a note when I’ve uploaded the variation pattern to the Anda. Thank you!

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    Apr 3, 2010, 01.03 PMby merrybe

    beautiful! I will give it a try as soon as you’ve added all the steps of the make it…

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      Apr 4, 2010, 05.44 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Hi merrybe, I will contact you directly when I have posted the arm pattern. I am troubleshotting making a PDF version at the moment.

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    Apr 3, 2010, 11.24 AMby kazzaw87

    I think it’s a brilliant concept – versatility, love it, well done!

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      Apr 4, 2010, 05.43 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Thank you KazzaW87!
      It’s nice to hear from an Aussie. I look foward to seeing more of your work, when you get a chance to fit in a spot of sewing.

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    Apr 3, 2010, 06.08 AMby dtale


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      Apr 4, 2010, 05.41 AMby Passiona Cottee

      oops… I accidentally hit ’mark as inappropriate. please excuse me!

      It makes me happy that you think it’s lovely :D

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