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Larissa (is not a tough enough name for this bad boy)

Added Nov 16, 2010

by azadehhast

Vancouver, Canada






I LOVE my Larissa.
I made this coat to wear in Gastown, which is a bit bad-ass, and I wanted to feel warm and tough. It’s made of plaid wool that’s brushed on one side (hello cozy pockets!) and woven on the other, lined with boring blue nylon.

I wasn’t too pleased with how the short body/long sleeves on the pattern as written would look on little me, so I lengthened the body 1" and shortened the sleeves 2", and also adjusted the sleeve fit at the cap.

This pattern is lovely, but truly, the instructions are totally lacking when it comes to inserting the lining. Unless you’re an expert, make sure you have a reference book around for it.

And I broke no fewer than SIX needles on it!

Material Notes

Blue, maroon, green plaid wool, nylon lining, and lots of needles.




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Coating, Wool

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    Mar 3, 2016, 12.44 AMby sherrifrob

    Thank you so much for the heads up on the broken needles. I made sure I had stockpiles when I started.

    This looks great, that wool is beautiful.

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    Mar 19, 2012, 01.30 PMby MadeinAmandine

    I absolutely LOVE your Larissa! Need the same one… Really great job!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 02.14 PMby slythysophia

    Did you widen the body at all? In other versions and on the pattern it looks like it tapers in a bit towards the bottom, but on your version it almost looks like the body flares into a bit of a bell shape, which I personally prefer…Is this just me, or did you alter the pattern to achieve this effect?

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    Nov 20, 2010, 09.26 PMby sewithought

    totally worth 6 needles!

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    Nov 20, 2010, 10.52 AMby razzelle

    Nice work!

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    Nov 19, 2010, 06.15 AMby Jan Cooper-Moren

    This is very nice! Love your choice of fabrics

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    Nov 17, 2010, 05.53 PMby smallone

    this is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nov 17, 2010, 11.51 AMby amibambini

    Great job! Your plaid is really well matched too. I love this pattern.

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    Nov 17, 2010, 10.45 AMby janul

    This is very nice, I wish you would add a picture of you wearing it!

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    Nov 17, 2010, 07.00 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is such a beautiful jaket! i really love it and hope to make one just like this for me as well (i do think, that i can change the pattern enough to make it suiteable for me (hopfully ;-)

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    Nov 16, 2010, 10.22 PMby giunta

    I want one too!!!

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