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Falling Ivy Leaves Coat

Added Jun 23, 2013

by pambox

Sydney, Australia






There were two weddings on this weekend, so of course I had to do some sewing! Given that June is winter down here, I thought I should have a coat over the top of my dress (Pleated Fan Dress). The fabric is a crepe, but I’m not sure what it’s made of. It was bought at the Fabric Cave (Sydney and surrounds Burdastylers – you must go there) for about $5. It’s fairly thin so it drapes beautifully, but it was surprisingly, given the weather, not too cold.
The pattern is the Parisienne Coat from Decades of Style (http://www.decadesofstyle.com/vintage-patterns-1930s/3101-1931-parisienne-coat), and was very easy to make. I only started cutting out the pattern pieces on Thursday night and didn’t start sewing until about 8:30pm Friday, but it was finished just in time to go to the first wedding. Still, note to self and others: starting a project so late isn’t a good idea. I didn’t do the suggested decorative stitching and pleats on the coat because I didn’t have time, but also I don’t think it needs anything with the print.

Photos taken by Ezzles.

Material Notes

3 metres crepe




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Blends, Other

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    Jun 25, 2013, 10.21 PMby liliv-1

    Just Pretty!!

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    Jun 24, 2013, 02.51 PMby bjr99

    Beautiful coat!

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    Jun 23, 2013, 08.51 PMby freakusbzzz

    Really lovely Pam. I’ve never been to the fabric cave before. where is it?

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    Jun 23, 2013, 07.31 PMby Monty Howe

    The print has a vintage look and seems as though it’d keep the wind at bay.

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      Jun 24, 2013, 11.57 AMby pambox

      Thanks, yes I saw the fabric and thought it would be a really good match for the fabric. And it did keep me surprisingly warm on a cold and wet day.

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