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First (maternity) coat ever!

Added Feb 11, 2012

by marlalalalere

Saint Denis, France






First coat ever : sooooo proud of myself!
A pattern from “les intemporels pour futures mamans”
ok , if there is french poeple reading me, I think they’ll understand what I’m talking about and maybe also think : “great patterns, easy and comfortables”

It’s maybe true for kids patterns, but believe me, not for adults….and especially not for that coat…The explanations were, let’s see….almost absents and too succincts to be enough
Fortunately, I found at my local library most of the explanations i needed in a DVD edited by Burda (thank you thank you, thank you!!!).

Anyway, I did achieve this project and I’m quite proud of the result excepted the snaps..YES I ADMIT I WAS AFRAID MAKING BUTTON HOLES IN THIS MAGNIFICENT WOOL (45€ ).
I was too afraid to ruin the whole project…

Finally I’m really happy with the result, it’s warm and my growing belly has enough room for the next 5 months, and maybe this coat can also make a good carrying-baby coat next winter….

Things I’ve changes :
lengthened it about 15 cms
added 4 cms to the arms
didn’t make button holes :) or :( ???
added pockets

Material Notes

Boiled wool bought at sacrés coupons from old Vanessa Bruno’s collection
and cotton with a bit of spandex at sacrés coupons too, from a spanish designer (I don’t recall his name sorry….)
and too obviously 6 big snaps… :(




Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Cashmere, Corduroy, Denim, Wool


Sacrés coupons
Vanessa Bruno
Les intemporels pour futures mamans
l'essentiel de la couture/burda

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    Jul 31, 2013, 12.35 AMby dinagideon

    That coat looks amazing. Maybe you should make the same style in a non-maternity version?

    I have two pieces of maternity clothing from France, and I wore them to bits, so well made and luxurious. I lucked into one of them, a blouse in Liberty print silk on sale!

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      Aug 1, 2013, 08.49 AMby marlalalalere

      thank you!

      liberty silk is luxurious indeed …..

      about the coat, I ‘d rather transform a maternity rain coat I never finish into a nice jacket… when I’ll finally loose my extra weight… in about a year…… ;)

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    Feb 14, 2012, 12.38 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Very, very nice! (and congrats on the soon-to-be baby!)

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      Aug 1, 2013, 08.47 AMby marlalalalere

      Thank you, I see just now your comment :)

      He is born in the 5th of june, last year!!!!

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    Feb 12, 2012, 01.11 AMby olystyrene

    This is a gorgeous coat! You did a wonderful job :)

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      Feb 12, 2012, 11.33 AMby marlalalalere

      Thank you! Coming from you making such beautiful things, I’m flattered

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    Feb 11, 2012, 09.40 PMby smallone

    Bravo! Very nice work.

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    Feb 11, 2012, 08.33 PMby janul

    Looks great! I am pregnant too, two cold months to go, and I could so use a nice coat like this :).

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      Feb 11, 2012, 09.07 PMby marlalalalere

      thank you so much!
      you could use the february’s patterns in burda magazin, I plan to make the coat and the black dress

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    Feb 11, 2012, 05.55 PMby Kasiorist

    lookd like France was hit hard this winter! great job!

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      Feb 11, 2012, 05.58 PMby marlalalalere

      Thank you!

      We had – 10° here 3 kms from paris……. brrrrrr, now it’s a “warm” -3° :)

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