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My first challenge coat

Added Sep 9, 2010

by bopippdo

Moordrecht, Neth...






This my first winter coat since I start to learn to sewing on the mid-June this year. It was really challenge for me to make it and to finish it. I bought this fabric from an online shop from Germany. It’s very cheap fabric with a very good quality. It is 80 % wool 20 % polyamide. I think it would be warm enough for winter. With the Schottish motive, it was a little bit difficult for me to match the line, but finally it works.
First of all when I start to work for this coat, I was a little bit nervous, I’m affraid I make a mistake (a little mistake is okay but if it’s a fatal mistake…then I won’t have a winter coat for the future winter). This coat is from Burda pattern 09/ 2010, very fit for me because it’s for short size. Actually my size is 19 but I took 21, just to prevent that it won’t fit. And to make it easier, I added small pushbuttons instead make invisible piece for buttonhole (like at the magazine). so the big buttons are just accessoires. It took me whole 3 days to make it (from 08.00 am until sun goes down). It’s not easy to make it but it’s make me addicted to make another coat…I love the challenge!!
So….I’m happy that it’s done (and looks nice)!! :-D

PS. I still have a lot of the rest from the fabric, so I will also make a victorian bonnet for winter from it..

Material Notes





Fall, Winter
Classic, Romantic

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    Sep 10, 2010, 05.22 PMby strickmeise

    Great, great Job! You really did not sew before July??? You are a great talent! I love the pattern and the fabric, it suits together very well. Oh, I think if you are size 19 you can take that size from burda-patterns, they are a little bit bigger (my experience) I would like to see a photo of you in that coat …

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      Sep 10, 2010, 07.25 PMby bopippdo

      First of all, thank you the lovely comment!! yes indeed, I just start to learn sewing on mid-June, 20th for exactly. It’s begun when I didn’t have nothing to do on during the day. I saw some few sewing kit in a cupboard (they were hand needles, some thread) and I thinked I want to make something with it.
      So….it happens from the first time that I sew by hands until now I have a sewing machine given by someone for free.
      Very fine to know for another if Burda patterns size 19 is a little bit bigger, for the next I will take the 19. I will take my picture wearing the coat as soon as possible…:-)

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      Sep 14, 2010, 08.20 PMby strickmeise

      Oh, you look very fine in that coat! Lovely!

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    Sep 10, 2010, 08.32 AMby BeYou TiFul

    Matching checks can be so frustrating, I’ve been there too. I think you did a great job! Your coat looks very nice!

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      Sep 10, 2010, 07.27 PMby bopippdo

      Thank you, JhurieneSling!! maybe because I make the pattern double (mirror side) so it become easier…!!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 09.43 PMby junespoon

    great job!! Love the cosy material! I need to make a coat too but the fabric here is so expensive!!! Looks great, well done!

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      Sep 10, 2010, 06.07 AMby bopippdo

      Thanks Junespoon!! may I give you a suggest, for this fabric I bought and ordered from an online shop from Germany. I think they’re really famous because they have the website also not only in English but another Europe languages too, so maybe you can take a look the site, here is the address: www.myfabrics.co.uk
      I hope you can find the cheap one…!! :-D

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      Sep 10, 2010, 07.32 AMby junespoon

      Thanks, you’re a star!! I’m going to check right now!!

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      Sep 10, 2010, 07.34 PMby bopippdo

      no problem..!!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 09.16 PMby seasidelaundry

    You could be “taking it easy” with a machine to help now. But, no-you dive right in and tackle something most of us put on back burner. Great match of plaid and, again, the buttons I love-even with the teeny cheat.. Shape with slight gathers so cute!

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      Sep 9, 2010, 09.34 PMby bopippdo

      Hahahaha…thank you for the nice comments but the compliments from you..too much for me, I’m still need a lot of things to learn.!!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 07.10 PMby carolinam

    oh very well done! You’ve just started sewing and now you have a wintercoat finished. Groot applaus! The fabric is a good choice for this type of coat, looks really cute. Well, you can be proud of yourself! And good idea to put the buttons on for accesoire while closig it with snaps.

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      Sep 9, 2010, 08.10 PMby bopippdo

      Hehehehe….dankje!! :-)

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    Sep 9, 2010, 06.30 PMby helluvaguy

    It’s #101, right? I thinks it’s quite good for a first time coat. I remember what an ordeal it was, when I made my first coat some 20 years ago, and I had no checks to match. I also remember the fear of doing anything that might ruin everything. So I bow in respect for you and your challenge. A challenge well done I might add.

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      Sep 9, 2010, 08.20 PMby bopippdo

      Thank you Helluvaguy, I’m flattered!! And yup!! you’re right it’s #101 but I still need a lot of things to learn, from people like you. Before I received the fabric. Every night I read the instruction, just to make sure that I got it and understand it because I learn sewing by myself and taking attention what people here in Burda site make…:-)
      Once again thanks for the compliment…

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