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Inspector Clouseau Trench Coat

Added Jun 6, 2011

by redredhoodie

Berlin, Germany






I recently made my 2nd trench coat using a Burda pattern (09/2010, #113); the same as on my navy one. This time I made the silhouette slimmer by taking in the sides a little bit and eliminating the box pleat in the back. Instead I added a slit to the center. I used brown pleather trim that I cut from an old handbag that I couldn’t just throw away, because I bought it in Paris and it reminded me of the great time I had there.
I added red and white polka dot lining and finished it off with faux leather buttons.

I love how it turned out and I can’t wait for the time when it gets cooler again, so I can actually wear it.

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Material Notes

gabardine, tricot, buttons, pleather




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Military, Mod
Cotton, Knits/Jersey, Other

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    Nov 8, 2011, 02.35 PMby fashionista2407

    Looove this!!

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    Jun 7, 2011, 05.10 PMby janul

    This looks like the perfect trench! Great job :)

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    Jun 7, 2011, 08.56 AMby strickmeise

    Great, I love it! Good idea these contrasting pipings

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    Jun 6, 2011, 02.07 PMby jdp136

    wow! your trench is amazing!! I just bought one because I thought it would be too much work, but yours is so great!

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    Jun 6, 2011, 09.01 AMby dottty

    That is really lovely, i love the bit about using an old handbag as parts jj:)x

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