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Oversize is an understatement!

Added Nov 12, 2016

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






I have two winter pieces that I love but don’t wear much because they have these huge sleeves that I can’t fit into my jackets without it being uncomfortable, and was considering making a cape for a long time just for them.
Then I got the September Burda issue from my mom and saw this coat. Which had huge sleeves! Exactly what I needed!
Instead of an autumn version though, I opted for a winter one. Used wool for the outer layer and lined the whole thing including pockets with polar fleece. I liked the belt from the vest model of the same pattern, so I tried that but didn’t like it with the coat. So I used two big buttons as closure instead and the most part of the belt turned into the “ear warmer” I have on my head in the photos.
It’s warm and comfy and the more I wear it, the more I like it :)

Material Notes

100% wool as main fabric
100% polyester fleece as lining




Garment Type

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    Dec 10, 2016, 07.27 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Beautiful coat.. it looks so warm, so comfy and so cozy! I guess to wear such a coat is a real winter fun! Good choice of fabric and pattern:-) And I also like the pictures, wonderful!

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      Dec 11, 2016, 09.15 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks so much Oksana :) I wasn’t sure I’ll be wearing it much after I finished it, but I came to love it!

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    Nov 27, 2016, 08.57 PMby TeenyUK

    You can’t beat a hand-made wool winter coat, I don’t think. They’re snugglier and cost a fraction of the price of a similar ready-to-wear. I’ve got coat envy!!! :)

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      Nov 28, 2016, 06.09 AMby Maria Hayek

      You should make one then :) Thanks for the comment :)

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    Nov 26, 2016, 05.01 PMby RedBelka

    Wonderful coat! Looks very warm and cozy.

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      Nov 27, 2016, 09.20 AMby Maria Hayek

      It is! Thank you Olga :)

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    Nov 25, 2016, 02.41 PMby hello Itsme

    I like it Maria! I like oversize, its warming in winter like a blanket, nice in the grey! xx

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      Nov 26, 2016, 07.57 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks Nadia! :)

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    Nov 25, 2016, 08.28 AMby sonjazelfmaak

    This really is coat to hide yourself from cold. It looks great and the fabric is so beautiful.

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      Nov 26, 2016, 07.57 AMby Maria Hayek

      It’s really cozy! Thank you Sonja :)

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    Nov 15, 2016, 01.50 AMby velvetribbon

    Looking so warm and cosy. Great coat!

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      Nov 15, 2016, 06.54 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you :) It is warm and cosy :)

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    Nov 14, 2016, 06.57 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Stilig Maria! Ja, denne vil du nok bli veldig glad for! :)

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      Nov 14, 2016, 07.47 PMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen! Den er veldig komfortabel :)

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    Nov 13, 2016, 06.34 PMby Maria Loupa

    Hello Maria, you get me in a winter mood with your super coat and the Fotos. I like your version more and it looks super cozy and stylish . Great coat.

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      Nov 13, 2016, 09.19 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Maria. Such a nice comment :)
      I was hoping that winter would last, but it looks like we’re relapsing into autumn again for a while :(

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    Nov 13, 2016, 12.51 PMby SurMesure

    Great coat, I think I prefer your winter version, it looks more structured, less slouchy… And these sleeves look so good and practical!

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      Nov 13, 2016, 05.32 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you! I thought it was too bulky in the beginning to be honest, but I loved the feel of it and wore it anyway. And now that I saw the photos and got the “other person” perspective, I like the look of it more too :)

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    Nov 13, 2016, 10.43 AMby chula123

    ohhh this looks perfect to wear in the snow!! I love everything about this, colour, buttons (much nicer than a belt in my opinion) and your “earwarmers” just round the whole thing up!! Great outfit Maria!

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      Nov 13, 2016, 05.31 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Chula! Super flattering comment :)

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    Nov 13, 2016, 10.42 AMby Tzai

    not too cold around -3? I don’t think so :( the coat is so cozy and warm and soft, you should wear it every day, looks great Maria!

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      Nov 13, 2016, 05.30 PMby Maria Hayek

      -3 is perfect for skiing lovers ;)
      I almost do wear it everyday :D Thanks Aida!

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    Nov 13, 2016, 12.44 AMby Beccki

    Oh my god it looks so cold in Norway you look fabulous in this coat perfect for the snow and great use of the belt for ear muffs.

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      Nov 13, 2016, 08.47 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Beccki :) It’s not that cold actually, just around zero during the day, was -2 when we took the photos :)

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      Nov 13, 2016, 12.59 PMby Beccki

      Brrrr not that cold, we are still enjoying 15 degrees here in Barcelona. Im sure you are going to enjoy your coat being that cold xx

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      Nov 13, 2016, 05.29 PMby Maria Hayek

      oh yeah, warm nice Barcelona! We keep hoping it stays just below zero so we get skiing weather, but it just turned plus degrees today so it’s back to slush instead :(

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    Nov 12, 2016, 08.54 PMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous. I love the shape the fabric choice and the buttons are a Great touch. The belt you didn’t use looks fab as a headband xx

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      Nov 13, 2016, 08.46 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Mary! Such a great comment :)

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    Nov 12, 2016, 05.09 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Oh, no…. It’s snowing up there while I’m still waiting for the temperature to fall to wear my new coat….It’s a great coat that goes directly to my favorites!

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      Nov 13, 2016, 08.44 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Elpida! Yes, it snowed quite a bit last week here but it’s not too cold, around -3 :)

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