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My new corduroy coat

Added Jan 4, 2012

by Emma Jeffery

Huntington Beach...






This is my first completed project from the book and I love it! The pattern itself is pretty straightforward and the explanations, ideas and other versions gave me the confidence to make some changes to the original and create something I really wanted.

I lengthened the front top bodice by 3" because I am long in the body. I also added the band at the center. I reversed the direction of the grain for the waistband and I love how it is in slight contrast to the rest of the jacket. I made a short peplum-style bottom to the jacket which is something I was after because I have a couple of long straight coats and so wanted something different for this one. I added extra long sleeve cuffs which I also really like as it makes the jacket feel more casual.

I only partially lined the coat – just the top bodice front and back. The Peplum is unlined as are the sleeves.

It came together quickly and the pattern was so easy to follow. I’m even surprised at how much I love this coat – it fits great and I love how it looks.

I wrote up this coat as a project for Fiskars which you can read by clicking here

And I linked to it on my blog here

Material Notes

Soft green/grey corduroy for outer
Dew Drop in Aqua by Tula Pink cotton for lining (I think I used about 1 yard)




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Corduroy, Cotton

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    Jan 11, 2012, 12.21 AMby tsedai


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    Jan 5, 2012, 12.40 PMby joost52

    Great work, looks really good on you too :)

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    Jan 4, 2012, 08.29 PMby Emma Jeffery

    Thank you!!

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    Jan 4, 2012, 05.11 PMby TheSewingStudio

    Love the feminine take on military style!

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    Jan 4, 2012, 02.42 PMby hdk100

    it looks fantastic! cord was a great choice!

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    Jan 4, 2012, 01.11 PMby tirrs


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