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Elegant Coat Dress

Added Jun 28, 2015

by natski

Sydney, Australia






I decided to make a coat dress for the races this past Autumn racing carnival. Inspired by coat dresses by Dior and McQueen, I wanted it to look full and dressy, but a little bit daring at the front!

I used jacket pattern Givenchy 2486 Vogue Parish Pattern for the top and self drafted the skirt. The skirt includes a box pleated circle skirt.

The material is quite thick and heavy, kind of like a neoprene. It has a lovely geometric pattern to it. I purchased this fabric from Tessuti Fabrics in Sydney. I hand stitched snap fasteners to close the coat.

It is a really warm coat, perfect for winter, and wasn’t too difficult to make- not too bad for my first coat!

Material Notes

Neoprene like fabric for the coat, plain lining.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Classic

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    Oct 28, 2015, 12.58 PMby Beccki

    Wow this is gorgeous.

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    Jul 4, 2015, 02.53 PMby nrobson

    great look!

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    Jun 28, 2015, 11.21 PMby Tzai

    excellent work, well done!

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    Jun 28, 2015, 10.57 PMby whoiscathy

    If that were my first, I’d sell it on Etsy for $999 and buy a pile of fabric for crafts. :)) (= fantastic!)

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    Jun 28, 2015, 02.45 PMby ronnielee

    This is a winner, hope you had a win at the races?? Beautiful coat, great job!

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    Jun 28, 2015, 02.30 PMby Joanne C.

    Stunning! Elegant indeed!

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    Jun 28, 2015, 02.01 PMby Mary Athey

    Wow at any time but an even bigger one for your first coat,

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    Jun 28, 2015, 12.04 PMby cris orange

    this is your first coat??? wow, looks great, sooo elegant!

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      Jun 28, 2015, 12.35 PMby natski

      Yes it is! I have made a jacket before, but it was a bit of a fail, so I was happy with how this turned out!

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    Jun 28, 2015, 06.11 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Very impressive, excellent work!

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