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double breasted wool-coat

Added Mar 17, 2011

by concreteknic...

Stockholm, Sweden






i finally finished that coat.

it´s a christmas!!! present and now ( almost easter) it´s done.

i couldn´t find a pattern for a men´s double breatsted coat so i had to draft it myself…which was a biiig task for me a a sewing novice but i did it. ( there was a lot of walking around shops looking at details involved…;))

the arms have quite big cuffs( you say that on a coat??) with 4 buttons and an xtra “loop” and the pockets are bound pockets on both the inside and the outside.

the linning is a polyesterblend with zebra-print as he wished for.

the thing i did not quite understood is the vent in the back it will roll inside all the time but it´s not that anybody will notice except me.

the last pic is all the pieces when i finally dared to cut the expensive cashmere fabric

Material Notes

cahsmere-wool blend




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Military
Cashmere, Blends, Polyester, Wool

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    Sep 13, 2011, 10.25 PMby cruxlux

    Knickers – well done! That’s a great looking coat! I would like to make a coat and I am unsure where to find a pattern. I would like to make a few, really, and want one to be from waxed canvas. Are you willing to share with me where you found the motivation for the pattern? Thanks!

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    Mar 29, 2011, 05.48 AMby urbandon

    Excellent job! And drafting your own pattern looks well worth it.

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      Apr 17, 2011, 05.48 PMby concreteknickers

      thanks a lot! i learned a lot doing it (too bad that spring has arrived…hihi)

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    Mar 23, 2011, 12.29 AMby cantare

    This is a beautiful coat!!

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    Mar 18, 2011, 06.43 AMby lauriana

    The coat looks great and I’m very impressed you drafted the pattern yourself.

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      Mar 18, 2011, 02.12 PMby concreteknickers

      wow, that makes me happy to get this comment from YOU…thanks a lot

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    Mar 17, 2011, 11.10 PMby mpastinelli

    Wow ! It’s bvery impressive project. Good job!

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    Mar 17, 2011, 04.18 PMby frkbustad

    Impressive work! Great looking coat and very nice fabric! I’m planning two trench coats myself, and still find the task scary, but I guess one just has to get started…

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      Mar 17, 2011, 08.08 PMby concreteknickers

      trenchs are easier to find i figured….so just follow the pattern and you will succeed….i pinned everything in advanced ti see in which order i need to stich it so it comes out the right way… or just make a toile(in cheap fabric) there you can adjust the fit and have a try on the sewing….good luck

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    Mar 17, 2011, 03.39 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    i am deepley impressed and full of admiration for what you created! the coat is lovely (material from out and inside is fab!!!) and the fit and how you finished the coat is just great!

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      Mar 17, 2011, 08.06 PMby concreteknickers

      thank you so much, i was so scared to cut the fabric you can´t imagine….- there are still some small extras i want to add but he got it now before it´s getting to much spring and warm outside…;)

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    Mar 17, 2011, 02.54 PMby fairyprincess

    So great that you drafted the pattern yourself! I know men’s patterns are so hard to find – especially up here in Scandinavia!

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      Mar 17, 2011, 08.04 PMby concreteknickers

      thanks, and yes i googled for weeks and all i could find was trench patterns for tiny italian men but my mister is 1:90 !!

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