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Karolyn Coat

Added Jan 24, 2010

by michelleiswell

Portland, Oregon...






This is a ‘trade’ project I did for my hair stylist. I designed and sewed it for her and in turn had my hair done X 4. The coat is fully lined with welt pockets and a removable hood and removable asymmetrical flounce. I wish I had better photos of it because these don’t show all of the detail. There are some really cute ruffles on the sleeve plackets.

Material Notes

Brown/Cream houndstooth wool. Teal Silk. Polka dot bamberg rayon lining.




Garment Type
Classic, Mod, Vintage
Rayon, Silk, Wool

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    Jan 31, 2010, 02.39 AMby lilybart

    oh.. my… god… A-mazing! She is a very very lucking hairdresser! I’ve never seen anything like it, so original and gorgeous! I love the pockets (I have no idea how to do those). I always get a bit worried making things for other people that they won’t like it and it will be a very awkward and unpleasant experience…. do you ever feel that way?

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      Jan 31, 2010, 06.14 AMby michelleiswell

      I have used many methods to create welt pockets and this is by FAR the best method, the EASIEST and look like a professional made them.


      As far as making clothes for others, I really only sew for those that I know well, so I know what their aesthetic is. If I don’t know them well I charge, do fittings and make them think that they picked the fabric. You know your friends well enough to know if they want vintage charm, a well placed bow and your spark! I bet they ask you anyhow!

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    Jan 26, 2010, 08.23 PMby saxsilverain

    LOVE it! super fun & creative, and oh, how i love asymmetrical things! great job! i envy your lucky hairstylist!

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    Jan 26, 2010, 06.05 PMby aubreydawn

    fun :)

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    Jan 25, 2010, 06.27 AMby loyl8

    really adorable!!! love the colors

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    Jan 25, 2010, 05.37 AMby irmchen

    Fantastic coat! Really, really well made! I want to see your hair, wondering wheter you made a good deal. ;-)

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    Jan 25, 2010, 04.24 AMby mlssfshn

    Love the accent color!

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    Jan 25, 2010, 04.20 AMby calicocouture

    So adorable! I love the blue lining.

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    Jan 24, 2010, 10.32 PMby pinup

    absolutely gorgeous, beautiful design…where can I get one!!

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    Jan 24, 2010, 10.22 PMby pikkupossu

    Cute, girly and stylish :)

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    Jan 24, 2010, 09.43 PMby pixelink

    What a great business deal, beautifully designed and made and really suits your hair stylist. LOVE IT!

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    Jan 24, 2010, 09.34 PMby BeYou TiFul

    So lovely and cute.

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    Jan 24, 2010, 09.31 PMby beaufabulous

    I heart this coat!! beautiful fabrics and the design rocks!! I love that you designed it yourself and that it was a “trade” :)

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    Jan 24, 2010, 09.31 PMby frkbustad

    It’s gorgeous!! It’s so rich in details and really much fun! The owner must be very pleased, if not, claim it back!!

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    Jan 24, 2010, 09.26 PMby kelepso

    Love the contrasting fabric. Beautiful job! I love original ideas.

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