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Herringbone Lindsey

Added Feb 15, 2010

by lizajane09

Upstate, South C...






I love to wear this! It’s almost too warm for South Carolina. I loved the herringbone in the original Burda version so much that I shamelessly copied it. The lining is wool tweed. I found some fabric on sale and decided to give the Lindsey cape a try. Everything was straight forward except for the pockets, but that could be due to my novice sewing skills. The first pocket didn’t turn out so well, but luckily it’s not very noticeable because of the herringbone. I was better by the second pocket. I used snaps because I didn’t want to cut buttonholes in to the wool but I still attached the mens leather suit buttons to the outside. I also put a snap at the bottom under each arm to make slightly more like a jacket. My husband tells me I look a little like Sherlock Holmes when I wear it, but I’m ok with that.

Material Notes

Heavy wool herringbone, wool tweed, leather buttons




Garment Type

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    Mar 29, 2014, 08.04 PMby Mtetar

    Great, stylish, fashionable, as well as the fabric. http://projectsbyMtetar.wordpress.com

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    Oct 28, 2011, 04.19 AMby amandala

    I love this!! The buttons are spectacular and I love that fabric. I was thinking of a herringbone version too since I love the original Lindsey so much. Great Job!

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    Nov 12, 2010, 06.08 PMby carottesauvage

    The best variation of this pattern I have seen so far!

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      Nov 12, 2010, 11.59 PMby lizajane09

      I’m really flattered that you think so. I think your work is spectacular.

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    Apr 4, 2010, 05.19 AMby moiaussi

    I love this. You have done an amazing job and it looks great on you. When you say that you are a novice, how much experience with sewing have you had? I would like to have a try at sewing this and, as a novice, wonder if I would be able to.

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      Jun 21, 2010, 07.09 PMby lizajane09

      This is a very late response, but I just noticed your question. You’ve probably already made one by now! I am definitely still a novice… I make a lot of things up as I go along. The pattern is pretty straightforward, except I found the pockets to be extremely difficult. I read about welt pockets online several different places before I got it right. Good luck and happy sewing!

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    Feb 23, 2010, 04.07 PMby Martha Haynes

    Very nice job! Snaps are a good idea. It looks great on you.

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    Feb 15, 2010, 03.42 PMby ink

    I think it looks gorgeous and you must have to need it up there ~! I am in Beaufort, SC and we have been having super cool weather. (We actually had about two inches of snow fall Friday night !) I love Sherlock Holmes stying, although I don’t really think it looks like that. Very feminine and modern! p.s. (if you ever come down here, give me a holler as I am dying to meet other Burda people—-I will show you around the area!_)

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      Feb 15, 2010, 05.26 PMby lizajane09

      Thanks so much! I actually have needed it lately. We had four inches of snow on Friday. It’s too bad it can’t stick around for a few days. I love Beaufort— it is beautiful down there. I’ll have to let you know if I visit anytime soon.

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    Feb 15, 2010, 08.00 AMby niña blanca

    I love it it so good!

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    Feb 15, 2010, 06.52 AMby britynn89

    Oh I really love this!! amazing job!

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    Feb 15, 2010, 05.14 AMby camilaustral

    i’m not a cape kind of girl at all, but yours look very good, that it makes me want to have one!!

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    Feb 15, 2010, 04.05 AMby cquinn13

    nice job! I’ve been dying to try this too, yours turned out great!

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    Feb 15, 2010, 01.13 AMby scheryka

    This is cute and looks, if not better, like the original. You done really well. And I believe it will or has come in handy for last couple days here in Greenville. We’re in Simpsonville and the last bit of snow is melting from the yard.

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