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Lady Grey in Peacock Blue Plaid

Added Jan 19, 2011

by amaydak

Charlotte, North...






I created this coat during Gertie’s Lady Grey Sewalong. This project ended up being my first coat and my first time matching plaids. Obviously, I knew it would be my first time sewing a winter coat. The plaid matching, however, was something I thought about later. I simply fell in love with the colors and pattern at the fabric store, had it cut, took it home and only then realized I had to match the pattern. #$%#!! Just kidding, as with many things the idea ended up being much worse than the reality. It certainly took time to match the pattern (putting me well behind the rest of the group), but I wouldn’t say it was technically very difficult.

What can I say, this project was so challenging and being able to wear the final product is such an amazing sewing-confidence builder! I still remain very impressed with the Lady Grey Pattern and Gertie’s instruction; I would highly recommend both. The introduction to tailoring was amazing, really enjoyed it!

The only adjustment I made was to lengthen the sleeves. More images can be found on my blog refurl Check it out if you’d like.

Material Notes

Lambs wool/cashmere blend




Garment Type

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    Jan 27, 2011, 08.16 AMby hand-quilter

    Your coat is seriously amazing! I love the choice of fabric and the colours within it. It looks great on you with those jeans too.

    Great job! Sam xox

    P.S I featured it on my blog also: http://hand-quilter.blogspot.com/2011/01/projects-i-am-loving.html

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      Jan 27, 2011, 10.10 PMby amaydak

      Very cool, thank you!

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    Jan 22, 2011, 10.32 AMby Deborah Zimmerman

    Your coat is so gorgeous!! And impressive—your FIRST coat! You’ve inspired me to try one myself :)

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      Jan 24, 2011, 03.57 PMby amaydak

      Thank you!

      You really should try it! Definitely time consuming, but really not all that bad.

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    Jan 21, 2011, 10.08 PMby peaches2218

    I like the Lady Grey in theory, but yours is the only finished version I actually love. That fabric is to die for!

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      Jan 24, 2011, 03.55 PMby amaydak

      Wow, thanks! You really made my Monday! :)

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    Jan 21, 2011, 04.12 PMby amaydak

    Thank you so much, matching plaids is sooo worth the effort!

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    Jan 21, 2011, 02.16 PMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    I love the Lady Grey pattern and it looks FAB in this peacock plaid!!

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    Jan 20, 2011, 09.45 PMby amaydak

    Thank you!

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    Jan 20, 2011, 03.28 PMby cquinn13

    beautiful! nice job!

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    Jan 20, 2011, 02.31 PMby amaydak

    Thanks everyone! It really was a fun project. ;)

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    Jan 19, 2011, 10.53 PMby erica-penton

    Oh, that is gorgeous! Great job.

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    Jan 19, 2011, 10.23 PMby tasallison

    I used to have a 1950’s swing coat in fabric just like this! you’ve got a keen eye for faric choice!

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    Jan 19, 2011, 09.39 PMby zeegang


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