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Fruity Tessuti

Added Nov 17, 2012

by JuliaBobbin

Melbourne, Austr...






A winter coat made with love for my gorgeous sister Angeline.

The coating fabric is a stunning wool/cashmere blend from Tessuti Fabrics
The lining is a silk cotton blend that I purchased from the do-it-yourself fabric website Spoonflower The print design of this fabric is by heidikenny

This coat, made using Butterick 5145 is inspired by the hot pink coat worn by Zooey Deschanel on the TV series ‘New Girl’.

The coat is fully lined, with the addition of bound button holes; my new favourite technique!

This coat is so super soft and the colour alone is bright enough to warm you up in the bleakest of winters. Pity it’s Summer in Australia!

For an overload of pictures and details, visit my blog at JuliaBobbin#


Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cashmere, Wool

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    Nov 29, 2012, 08.39 AMby tirrs


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    Nov 22, 2012, 10.49 AMby funkencreme

    This coat is just so much fun. It really made me smile. Especially the lining. Great job!

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    Nov 21, 2012, 03.15 PMby dottty

    How sweet, it looks great on your sister jj:)x

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      Nov 21, 2012, 08.18 PMby JuliaBobbin

      Thanks Dotty :) She does look pretty in pink

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    Nov 19, 2012, 08.43 AMby pauline alice

    I just love your (sister’s) pink coat! I’ve just make one and it’s the best colour for winter, so cheerful. And it looks so good on your sister, she’s very pretty in pink!

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      Nov 21, 2012, 08.19 PMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you! Yes it’s perfect for winter, and the cashmere makes it extra warm. Just because it’s cold and dreary outside, doesn’t mean your clothes have to match :)

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    Nov 18, 2012, 04.27 PMby anabella68

    Julia ur sister haves a very lovely name Angeline My grand-daughter is Angelina too… she is 4 years old!!! and what a love pinky coat for winter!!!

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      Nov 21, 2012, 08.19 PMby JuliaBobbin

      Oh that’s so lovely anabella! I love the name Angeline. My grandmother’s name is Angiolina so my sister was named after her.
      Thanks for your comment :)

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    Nov 18, 2012, 04.23 PMby anabella68

    cute pinky jacket!!!!

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    Nov 18, 2012, 10.19 AMby Mary Athey

    Oh miss bobbin!! this is such a gorgeous coat you choose well with the fabric and the linings fab. Its beautiful on your sis x

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      Nov 21, 2012, 08.20 PMby JuliaBobbin

      Well thank you very much Mary! I was very excited to find both of these fabrics and I’m really pleased with how the pattern turned out :)

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    Nov 18, 2012, 07.13 AMby Maimeo882002

    That’s awesome, how long does it take to make and how much did you pay for the material? I am so making this coat for this winter. Thank you for sharing.

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      Nov 21, 2012, 08.23 PMby JuliaBobbin

      All the hours added up, this coat probably took just shy of a week, but I made it pretty slowly. I added extra hand stitching and bound button holes which are more time consuming. Plus I’m pregnant so everything I do is slower these days :)
      I treated myself and got some really good quality couture fabrics so the coat probably ended up costing around $200 for fabric and notions. You could easily make it for less though.

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    Nov 18, 2012, 04.24 AMby teacups+towers

    Gorgeous and it suits your sister perfectly! Love it!

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      Nov 21, 2012, 08.23 PMby JuliaBobbin

      I think so too :) Thanks so much! x

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    Nov 18, 2012, 12.24 AMby Irina Schwab

    Julia, you did it again! What a sweet little coat!

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      Nov 18, 2012, 12.29 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Thanks Irina! :)

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