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Leopard Coat!

Added Mar 4, 2010

by zozowahine

Brighton, United...






The motivation for making this coat was so I wouldn’t freeze for during this month as I attempt my self-imposed Me-Made-March challenge. So I managed to make the least subtle coat in Catalunya!

I used a vintage pattern I bought on eBay a few years ago. As usual, I couldn’t find the motivation to make a toile to check the fit issues, and jeez does this coat have a couple, particularly round the bust area. But I think I can reduce this with a little work. I think the busy-ness of the print hides the worst of it anyways. Overall, I love my crazy coat!

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Material Notes

Leopard print upholstery fabric that is kind of suedey feeling. Vintage buttons. Shot taffeta lining




Garment Type

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    Nov 6, 2013, 04.07 PMby freaky-philomeen

    I stumbled over this, your beautiful creation of a coat…very cool ;))

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    Mar 19, 2010, 04.37 PMby helenadoll

    I really like it! I’ve been meaning to make a leopard print coat for a while now, and you have inspired me!

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      Mar 19, 2010, 08.07 PMby zozowahine

      Thanks. Do it! I’m a bit obsessed with leopard print now, I keep thinking of things I want to make from it. I’ve got a bit of this fabric left, initially I thought a cool bag, but now I’m thinking super-hot high-waisted shorts. Not sure when I would wear such a garment, but if I had them, maybe I would have to find the right event!

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      Mar 19, 2010, 11.09 PMby helenadoll

      I always think, just wear it!

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    Mar 10, 2010, 08.51 AMby lybu


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    Mar 5, 2010, 09.03 PMby smallone

    love your coat and love that vintage pattern!!

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    Mar 5, 2010, 08.19 PMby applesnoranges

    lovely! good job :]

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    Mar 5, 2010, 07.05 PMby wzrdreams

    I love it I love it I love it! I would totally rob you of this coat! :D

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    Mar 5, 2010, 03.52 PMby sunnilj9

    It’s darling and such a lovely sillouette! The animal print is just fabulous! Gorgeous job!

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    Mar 5, 2010, 03.37 PMby nettevivante

    Wow, this coat looks awesome! It looks so good on you.

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    Mar 5, 2010, 12.49 PMby mandicoulter

    great job! i have wanted to tackle a lined jacket,,,soon, i say!

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    Mar 5, 2010, 12.35 PMby seemane

    Wrrrowl! Lookin’ fierce girl :) That’s one cool-coat, for a cool-cat!

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    Mar 5, 2010, 09.59 AMby aibby

    Love the coat and fabric and pattern. You look very nice in it too.

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    Mar 5, 2010, 08.10 AMby zozowahine

    Many thanks lovely seamsters!

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    Mar 5, 2010, 06.30 AMby irmchen

    Klasse! :-)

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    Mar 5, 2010, 02.44 AMby pixelink

    yeeoww…that’s a great pattern and your choice of fabric is purrfect! Hope you can pull off the Me-Made-March, I think it’s a wonderful idea, perhaps I shall aim for a Me-Made-May!!

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    Mar 4, 2010, 11.08 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Turned out so pretty and stylish! I d love to have one like that:)))

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    Mar 4, 2010, 09.47 PMby justelaite

    i love your crazy coat too!

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    Mar 4, 2010, 09.19 PMby emily-marie

    leopard coats are the absolute best. this one is no exception!

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    Mar 4, 2010, 08.51 PMby jojohl

    mrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! cool for cats! What fun!!

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    Mar 4, 2010, 08.24 PMby iandeye


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