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My Dream Coat

Added Dec 27, 2011

by littlevigilante

Bemidji, Minneso...






This is my dream coat. I walk 2-3 blocks from my parking spot to the office where I work and in Northern Minnesota this can be a very chilly walk. So, from Vogue 7979 and McCalls 4304 I made a pattern for this coat. It has three layers. A satin lining, polar fleece inner layer and the outer layer is wool. I made the kimono sleeves so that I can wear bulky sweaters and not have my arms get too constricted and hot. The stand up collar is just a long rectangle I sewed on that snaps closed to protect my face. My original intent was to knit button covers but after making one I decided I didn’t like them so the other buttons are covered in leather.
My only regret is that I did not have enough wool to make the coat fall just below the knee.

Material Notes

Satin, polar fleece, wool, leather, button blanks, snaps




Garment Type
Leather/Fur, Other, Satin, Wool

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    Jan 3, 2012, 02.23 AMby wardrobe-cat

    Man! You know it’s cold when you need all that! It’s currently 34 Degrees C down where I am. You’ve done a fantastic job combining the patterns. Well done.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 06.42 PMby zaarissima

    Wow! great coat!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 08.48 PMby A Sewing Architect

    Great sleeves style!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 08.31 PMby debigardner

    I absolutely LOVE this jacket!!!!!!!!!! I have to make one!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 01.25 AMby LadyDanburry

    I love it.

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      Dec 28, 2011, 04.56 PMby littlevigilante

      Thank you, I’m glad to hear it!

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