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my fancy coat

Added Apr 2, 2014

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






I really needed a light spring coat that I could wear over full skirts, and this is the one I came up with. I actually made it at the end of the autumn 2012, so I had to wait for five months to finally wear it!

The design is based on Lilac It a Lot Coat fom Modcloth. I really loved the bodice with scalloped button closure and super cute 3/4 sleeves (that’s why I decided to copy it shamelessly :)), but I needed a fuller skirt. For the bodice part I used pattern #127 from Burda 11/2010 as a base, and then I just modified it to get the look that I wanted. For the skirt I did some pleating in the front and gathering in the back. This was my first time using the piping, I was a bit afraid that finishing those scallops with piping might be tricky but it wasn’t at all. All in all, I’m really happy how it turned out!
Oh, and for those weird looking shoulders – I was wearing a sweater with huge puffed sleeves underneath the coat! Not such a smart choice for a picture taking day :)

You may recognize this fabric from my very decent dress , it’s the same print just in different color. Those two pieces were the one of my first fabrics finds ever, from back when I just started sewing. They were sitting in my stash for so long, I started to lose hope I will ever find the right use for them. But in the end these two garments turned out to be one of my absolute favorites! Guess it was worth waiting :)

Material Notes

Fashion fabric is medium weight cotton, very easy to work with. For the lining I chose some silky fabric, yellow with navy dots – what a sweetness!




Spring, Fall
Garment Type


Master behind the camera

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    Oct 19, 2014, 12.28 PMby klarakeler

    Impressive! Beautiful choice of fabric as always and I love how beautiful the details are here, wow. Sigh. :)

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      Oct 19, 2014, 10.20 PMby kelerabeus

      Oh, thank you so much! I’m a huge sucker for details :)

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    Oct 7, 2014, 08.17 PMby SassyT

    Great I will keep you posted.

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    Oct 6, 2014, 06.15 PMby SassyT

    Would you mind me featuring this on SSB? I credit, link to your post and let you know when featured.https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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      Oct 6, 2014, 07.04 PMby kelerabeus

      Oh, how nice of you! Of course I wouldn’t mind, I’m glad to hear you like it :)

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    Apr 20, 2014, 02.12 AMby TyeH

    This is absolutely adorable!! I’d buy it right off the rack if I came across it in a store. Very nicely done.

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      Apr 20, 2014, 09.39 AMby kelerabeus

      That’s a huge compliment, thank you very much :)

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    Apr 8, 2014, 05.52 PMby hello Itsme

    cute this coat-dress look! well done x

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    Apr 4, 2014, 03.14 AMby sugamom

    did u use a pattern

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      Apr 4, 2014, 08.10 AMby kelerabeus

      Hi! I did use a pattern #127 from Burda 11/2010, I listed it above in my description and you can see it on a right side from project pictures :) But I use it only as a base for the bodice, I modified it quite a bit. Skirt is self drafted.

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    Apr 4, 2014, 03.14 AMby sugamom

    did u use a pattern

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    Apr 4, 2014, 02.38 AMby mkonieczki

    THIS. IS. ADORABLE! I love your attention to detail and the addition of the piping. It’s really lovely.

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      Apr 4, 2014, 08.04 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it! I do love adding a lots of details and little touches, it brings fun to my sewing :)

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    Apr 3, 2014, 09.37 PMby rita61

    Your coat is great on you!

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      Apr 3, 2014, 10.53 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you, that’s nice to hear!

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    Apr 3, 2014, 06.17 PMby Mauude

    WOW! So original! I’m totally into coat right now so yours is just amazing! It is so original :)

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      Apr 3, 2014, 10.56 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks, I’m super glad to hear that! As I mention my coat is a copy of the one from Modcloth, but I do agree that their design is pretty clever and original :)

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    Apr 3, 2014, 03.27 PMby carolynsuzanne

    Wow, this is spectacular! I love the scallops and the sleeves and the full skirt – basically everything. Also, unrelated, I love your fancy braided hair!

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      Apr 3, 2014, 04.28 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! And thanks for noticing my hair, this was my favorite hairstyle last summer :)

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    Apr 3, 2014, 01.56 PMby kisses

    Fabulous coat. Like the style, colour and fabric

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      Apr 3, 2014, 04.26 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you so much!

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    Apr 3, 2014, 12.52 PMby chillwear


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    Apr 3, 2014, 12.23 PMby Srdenko

    Wow!!! Perfect!

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    Apr 3, 2014, 09.55 AMby Mixedemotions

    Gorgeous coat!

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    Apr 3, 2014, 09.37 AMby liliv-1

    It’s beautiful with very cute details! I love it!

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      Apr 3, 2014, 04.25 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you so much! I do love a cute detail :)

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    Apr 3, 2014, 08.26 AMby SassyT

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    Apr 3, 2014, 08.16 AMby renepassion

    I love this coat! This is so beautiful! The piping is beautifully done too. How wish I could own a coat like this.

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      Apr 3, 2014, 04.24 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! It was my first time using the piping, so glad it turned out pretty :)

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    Apr 3, 2014, 08.14 AMby Brahdelt

    I absolutely love it! The fabric, the lining, the fit, the scalloped edge is so cute. Great job! :-)

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      Apr 3, 2014, 04.23 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you, I’m glad to hear you like it!

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    Apr 3, 2014, 07.41 AMby mokosha

    uuuuf! najbolji kaput ikad! apsolutno savrsen! sad mi dodje da se resim ovih par projekata na kojima radim, i besramno iskopiram ovaj tvoj masterpiece :)

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      Apr 3, 2014, 04.17 PMby kelerabeus

      Joj, hvala ti :) Samo napred, i sama sam veliki fan besramnog kopiranja tako da ga uvek podržavam! Baš mi je drago da ti se sviđa :)

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    Apr 3, 2014, 07.39 AMby Dibii

    Ha, ha, ha – just now noticed that froggylonglegs used the same words – wow, wow, wow! :-))

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      Apr 3, 2014, 04.16 PMby kelerabeus

      That’s cool, girl can never have enough of wows :D Thank you so much!

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    Apr 3, 2014, 07.38 AMby Dibii

    Wow, wow, wow – I have no words to express my adoration!! :)

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    Apr 3, 2014, 05.20 AMby Mary Athey

    Beautiful coat, i love everything about this. It is just lovely inside and out x

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      Apr 3, 2014, 04.14 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks Mary, I’m glad you like it!

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    Apr 3, 2014, 03.20 AMby froggylonglegs

    Wow wow and wow!! This is probably the cutest coat I have ever seen! You did such an amazing job, I’m so jealous of your skills;)

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      Apr 3, 2014, 04.14 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you :) Don’t be jealous, it’s really more up to patience than skills! And I do have compulsive need for perfection so there’s a bit of that too :)

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