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Military Button Coat

Added Apr 1, 2013

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...






When I was younger I was the biggest tomboy anyone would ever meet. I had set in my mind that I was going to go into the army (not just any branch of the army, but the Navy Seals). As you can probably guess my career choice has definitely changed since then, but I can still take inspiration from the younger tomboy in me so I designed and created a military jacket.

I designed and hand drafted this pattern according to my own measurements. It’s made from a wool blend fabric that I got at Wal-Mart (like all my other fabrics) in their $1.50 section. I’ve been playing around with exaggerated silhouette so I created an oversize collar. There’s detailed seam work in the back, top of the shoulders, and around the waist of the coat that gives subtle geometric shapes to the design. The coat is fully lined with buttons and epaulet detail on the shoulders.

More details over on my blog: http://esther-fromthesticks.blogspot.com/2013/03/military-jacket.html

Material Notes

Wool, lining, interfacing, buttons, thread.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Military

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    Apr 8, 2013, 09.19 PMby claudinka

    What a great coat! You can be very proud.

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    Apr 2, 2013, 02.39 PMby mojo elgin

    WOW! Great coat!

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    Apr 2, 2013, 06.49 AMby alekat

    Beautiful photos and a beautiful coat. And the fabric for only $1.50 a yard I’m guessing? how awesome!

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    Apr 1, 2013, 05.05 PMby PlandaFlowers

    Great coat and lovely photos!

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    Apr 1, 2013, 04.52 PMby LiliTheBanyanTree

    WOW!! it’s beautiful!

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    Apr 1, 2013, 12.26 PMby step-van-b

    Great job. Congratulation on drafting your own coat. Amazing pictures too.

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    Apr 1, 2013, 01.12 AMby rebeccalady

    Amazing!! :-) another great project!

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