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Keep Me Cozy Jacket

Added Sep 29, 2009

by aimefemme

Fort Mc Murray, ...






This jacket was a present for my mother in-law who had asked a year ago if I could make her something! When I picked up this fabric, I didn’t like it all that much, but the more I looked at it the more I fell in love with it. The fuchsia purple would never be a usual color choice for me but it was such a steal ($2.50 per meter) and now I really wish I got what was left on the bolt! Inside the herringbone detail are little flecks of every color (from lite blue to black, from red to yellow), the jacket really goes with everything – which is a bonus since it was a present.

I wanted something that was fun to wear, not just a jacket when you are going on the town, so I lined the jacket with lime green cotton, and added only two buttons on the front (instead of the recommended 8), there is also a third button on the very top to hold the right rounded collar under the left side.

Material Notes

herringbone wool, cotton, buttons




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Other, Preppy
Cotton, Wool

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    Sep 30, 2009, 09.40 AMby raychilled

    Fantastic – I’m going to sew a coat soon – been looking in recent Burda magazines. There are a few nice ones though the one I really like is unlined & I don’t see the point of an unlined winter coat.

    I really like what you have done here – fabric, lining, workmanship etc all very inspiring.

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    Sep 30, 2009, 03.57 AMby chelsea888


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    Sep 30, 2009, 01.12 AMby smallone

    man that’s nice! Funny how sometimes fabric with not much bolt appeal just sews up really nicely – of course the reverse sometimes happens too ;)

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    Sep 29, 2009, 10.45 PMby looby-lou-1

    I love it, its very nice great colour choice

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    Sep 29, 2009, 09.03 PMby sewneenee

    Great coat, I love the colors, of coat and lining!! It looks very professional!

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    Sep 29, 2009, 08.57 PMby lewc88

    I love the color combo! I’ve been wanted to tackle coat making, but I’m afraid. Tips? Suggestions? Words of encouragement?

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      Sep 29, 2009, 10.27 PMby aimefemme

      Tips…do a practice coat first, out of fabric that is still nice but the ‘one’ (that way if it turns out good you can still wear it, and if not it’s not that depressing!). And just jump in and sew one! This one was my second coat ever sewn and it was amazing, everyone who seen it didn’t believe it was home made! So just go for it, what’s the worst that could happen!!

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    Sep 29, 2009, 08.45 PMby dorawarren

    its really. what pattern did you use?

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      Sep 29, 2009, 10.24 PMby aimefemme

      the pattern was McCall’s 5525

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