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my first and last winter coat!

Added Feb 16, 2014

by Sarah-Ann

Ashburn, Virgini...






It’s the fourth year now that I follow sewing classes, so this winter we had to make a jacket or coat.
Since I’m always cold in winter, I decided to make a real warm winter coat.
I took the short version of the Burda 7855 pattern.

It took me more than 4 months to finish it! So many new techniques, but I also had to adapt a lot.
I normally have size 40, but it appeared that this was really way too big!

While making the coat, I got a bit sick of the fabric, I found it quiet boring looking after a while, so I was thinking on adding flashy colored buttons or belt or … but in the end, I’m very happy I kept it simple.
It’s finished since 3 weeks and since then, I’m wearing it everyday. Even though there’s no real winter temperatures in Belgium this winter :)

I’m sure that I will wear this coat for years and since it took me so long, I think I will not make another one in the coming years :)

Material Notes

100% wool




Garment Type
Classic, Casual, Business

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    Feb 21, 2014, 11.11 AMby zranitelna

    change your mind, change your mind, change your mind… great pictures and great coat! you should change your mind about not making another one! (is it working?)

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      Feb 22, 2014, 11.50 AMby Sarah-Ann

      maybe within a couple of years :)
      thanks for the nice comments

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    Feb 20, 2014, 12.33 PMby libra-s

    Such a great coat!

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    Feb 19, 2014, 11.40 PMby jeffrey

    It’s great. It looks like the fit is perfect. Congratulations.

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    Feb 18, 2014, 07.17 PMby janul

    Great coat! But I would put the buttons all the way down the front, it would be warmer :)

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    Feb 18, 2014, 06.56 PMby sewknitting

    Awesome coat – looks great on you. Love the fabric!

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    Feb 16, 2014, 11.20 PMby poldapop

    Gorgeous! It certainly was worth the effort you put into it! I love the fabric and the fit is perfect!

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    Feb 16, 2014, 10.15 PMby cathysews

    Great colour and a great coat

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    Feb 16, 2014, 10.00 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Very cute! At least you can wear it during a cooler winter.

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    Feb 16, 2014, 06.59 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous coat and i do think you should make another one. the more you do the better you get. This looks great on you x

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    Feb 16, 2014, 06.55 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Nice coat and I like the colour :)

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