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First coat

Added Jan 28, 2012

by carolynberni

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Just completed my first coat. It took quite a long time to work through one challenge after the other. I have never made a coat before and am relearning my limited skills from many years ago. I chose Melton wool before I had a project in mind so the coat was shorter than I would normally have made it. It was finished with antique buttons, needle felting and a beautiful and colourful lining.
I am happy with the outcome and have worn in numerous times since completing.

Material Notes

Black Melton wool, polyester lining, antique buttons, needle felting of my own design




Garment Type


wool coat

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    Feb 5, 2012, 04.06 PMby Yuki M

    I love the colourful liner ! The felting deco is nice touch !

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    Jan 30, 2012, 12.07 AMby couturecutie

    The photography is lovely, but more importantly the coat is fabulous! I love the lining especially!

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      Jan 30, 2012, 12.21 AMby carolynberni

      I am glad you like the lining as I went all out on the budget for it. My 15 year old grand daughter with a new Canon camera did the photo shoot for me.

      Thanks for the compliment.

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    Jan 29, 2012, 01.32 PMby marlalalalere


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    Jan 29, 2012, 03.45 AMby Lucypie

    Love, love and covet.

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      Jan 29, 2012, 04.37 AMby carolynberni

      I love this site. Such encouragement. Thank you, thank you. Much appreciated.

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    Jan 29, 2012, 03.10 AMby runningwithscissors1

    What a wonderful coat! A great job for a first coat.

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    Jan 29, 2012, 01.47 AMby merbecky

    this is lovely I can’t believe it’s your first coat!

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      Jan 29, 2012, 01.52 AMby carolynberni

      Oh, Thank you but it was hard. I had to keep downloading How to…. on the internet. That included how to do needle felting. My close sewing friend was so impressed as her friends all go to classes to learn how to do sewing techniques. There is no doubt that I could do with a lesson or 2 but I really prefer working through problems by myself before asking for help.

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    Jan 29, 2012, 01.22 AMby apiary

    I love the poppies.

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      Jan 29, 2012, 01.40 AMby carolynberni

      You do? Thank you. I decided to do some embellishment because my theory was that I want to sew unique pieces. And I want to have clothes that fit my petite frame.

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    Jan 29, 2012, 12.08 AMby usherwoodc

    I don’t know if it is just me, put I can’t see the picture for your project. It’s a blank photo whilst everyone else’s project photos display fine. Anyone else?!

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