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Oversized Wool + Leather Coat

Added Sep 24, 2014

by missmelodies

Warman, Canada






So I liked this pattern, but the instructions made NO sense. I read through once, was terrified, and proceeded to assemble everything without looking at them. To be fair though, I never did figure out what to do with the facing… oops. Can I also just point out that this is a tall pattern and I’m 5’3"? So I took a lot off of the hem. I bought the checked wool at a thrift shop but I didn’t have enough for the back pleat or the sleeves, which was fine – in the end, I think the pleather is pretty good. I couldn’t find soft enough faux leather, so I bought a used jacket and cut the sleeves off of it. As you can see in the pictures, I did the worst job of pressing ever, so I’m going to have to go back and redo that – thankfully an easy fix!

The insulation is flannelette and I’m guessing the lining is a cotton-silk blend, although I’m not sure.

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Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Grunge, Punk
Blends, Flannel, Leather/Fur, Wool

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    Oct 6, 2014, 12.10 AMby sewing fanatic

    looks fab

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    Sep 29, 2014, 12.25 PMby fidgetfingers

    I love this!!

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    Sep 26, 2014, 07.56 PMby emily-marie

    AWESOME. I love how you found your materials at a thrift shop to create something totally new and relevant. Super inspiring!

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      Sep 26, 2014, 11.21 PMby missmelodies

      Thank you so much! I’m pretty passionate about consumption (esp. fabric), so it always feels great to repurpose something. Have a great evening :)

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    Sep 26, 2014, 07.20 AMby Mary Athey

    Fantastic coat. I always find the instructions confusing so I try and work them out myself as well x

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      Sep 26, 2014, 07.13 PMby missmelodies

      Thanks! I agree; it’s easier to just figure it out yourself. But when it comes to something like bagging a jacket lining, it’s like mental gymnastics! I find that online tutorials often help quite a bit.

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    Sep 26, 2014, 01.10 AMby rita61

    You rock this coat !!!! Nicely done.

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    Sep 25, 2014, 05.39 PMby Natasha Sniatowsky

    Love it!!!

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    Sep 25, 2014, 05.01 PMby KikiDelivery

    Fabulous coat!

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    Sep 25, 2014, 08.36 AMby lejditea

    with all the problems you had, the coat turned out great! I really love that mix of checked wool and leather sleeves :)

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