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Field of Dreams | Vintage Inspired Mustard Coat

Added Oct 10, 2011

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






For many of us, we are in the beginning of Autumn and thinking about how to stay warm and stylish in the cooler weather, so we looked to prolific BurdaStyle member melonhead to create a coat to fit the bill— and we’re totally in love!

In her own words: “I was inspired by the mod style of the 50s and 60s. I’ve fallen in love with all things 50s lately…this is probably due to the all-day marathon of Pushing Daises episodes and seeing all the adorable clothes that they have in it. I loved the piping details seen in Orla Keiley’s collections and I wanted to create something similar to that effect. So I sewed piping on the collar, pocket flaps, and tab on the back of the coat.”

On the sewing process: "I found the pattern instructions to be a little confusing when it came to sewing in the lining and making the vent in the back of the coat. The pattern called for shoulder pads, but I left that part out. Because of that, I had to make some slight adjustments to the sleeves and armholes of the coat. I also made the length a couple inches shorter and added a tab to the back of the coat. Overall it was a very fun coat to make, but I think a couple adjustments could be made to the pattern instructions to make it a little easier to understand. "

P.S. Melonhead takes all of her own photos using a tripod. We <3

P.P.S. For those in the Southern hemisphere this could make for a great Spring coat too!

Material Notes

Coat fabrics with some body, with or without a crosswise stretch. 150 cm (59 in) Wide twill: 2.50 – 2.50 – 2.50 – 2.65 – 2.65 m (2 3/4 – 2 3/4 – 2 3/4 – 3 – 3 yards). 140 cm (55 in) wide lining: 1.80 – 1.80 – 1.80 – 1.85 – 1.85 m (2 – 2 – 2 – 2 1/8 – 2 1/8 yards).



Related Techniques


Fall, Spring
Garment Type
Classic, Mod, Preppy, Vintage
Blends, Wool


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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.31 PMby Megan Richards

    Adorable, yet sophisticated! Love the photography, too!

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    Nov 2, 2011, 09.44 PMby roxyl

    Love this coat, so pretty!

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    Oct 27, 2011, 11.00 AMby Valérie Baeke

    lovely coat!! were did you find the pattern? :)

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    Oct 17, 2011, 08.59 AMby pampula

    This is gorgeus, really like a dream! You’re so lovely and talented Melonhead!

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    Oct 15, 2011, 09.51 PMby camis

    Wonderful work. I would have never considered a mustard colour coat but after seeing yours I changed my mind. It looks so nice

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    Oct 12, 2011, 11.33 PMby applesofavalon

    Adorable coat! Love your photos too!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 09.18 PMby jlrab

    So cute! I could totally see my daughter in this. Bonus points for the self done photos!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 05.03 PMby wildcatspow

    Holy crap, this is adorable! I LOVE it! Fantastic job!!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 12.17 PMby charlotte powell-brooks

    oh this is such a great coat. Yellow or in it’s shades has been one of my favourite colours this year.

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    Oct 12, 2011, 11.51 AMby anajan

    Well done melonhead, you’ve always been so inspiring and this coat is yet another garment in your collection of great projects!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 06.16 AMby loulourosa

    It IS a lovely coat, fresh colours to beat the grey winter!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 03.24 AMby melonhead

    Awe thank you everyone for all your kind words!! :)

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    Oct 11, 2011, 09.13 PMby lelie

    I love this!!! Amazing!

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    Oct 11, 2011, 08.18 PMby Super Jeanette

    lovely coat and funny pics for a graceful girl!

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    Oct 11, 2011, 05.58 PMby baka-pepica

    you must be porud on thic coat!! great!

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    Oct 11, 2011, 05.53 PMby TheVelvetGarde

    Lovely coat! I want one too! ;> For the piping did you use Satin bias? I love the thickness

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      Oct 12, 2011, 03.21 AMby melonhead

      Thank you!! I’m very glad you like it! :) I just used a regular cotton bias for the piping.

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    Oct 11, 2011, 05.27 PMby threadsquare

    Your photos are always spot on. I love how playful this series is, especially with the balloons. The bias binding is such a great pop of white on that mustard, which is to die, by the way :)

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    Oct 11, 2011, 04.59 PMby iroiro

    I want this coat. Gorgeous!

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    Oct 11, 2011, 08.43 AMby ichigogirl

    Love the colour, and the pictures are fabulous (as usual with Melonhead!).

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    Oct 11, 2011, 08.15 AMby janul

    gorgeous, I love the color!

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    Oct 11, 2011, 07.48 AMby velvetribbon

    Simply perfect! I love this coat!

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    Oct 11, 2011, 07.21 AMby rochelle49

    Great coat! I love the color and the white piping. It is very fashionable and my favorite color! You really show it off in your pictures. Nice work!

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    Oct 11, 2011, 07.21 AMby rochelle49

    Great coat! I love the color and the white piping. It is very fashionable and my favorite color! You really show it off in your pictures. Nice work!

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    Oct 11, 2011, 07.21 AMby rochelle49

    Great coat! I love the color and the white piping. It is very fashionable and my favorite color! You really show it off in your pictures. Nice work!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 08.34 PMby lizah

    forgot to say, the pictures are lovely too!!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 08.34 PMby lizah

    oh mah god! this is the most beautiful and cute thing I’ve seen in a very very long time! I love it!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 05.14 PMby suzetewilliams

    Oh, I sooooo love this coat and the colour is beautiful. I feel like having a hot dog with MUSTARD now. Lol. Thank you, I think I will make one. I have this pattern.

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    Oct 10, 2011, 04.54 PMby woman

    super gorgeoussssssss i am so in love… <3

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    Oct 10, 2011, 04.50 PMby Rikki Cade Battle

    I love this, it looks shop brought not home made.

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