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Pea coat with a mustard sauce!

Added Dec 2, 2010

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...






Yes, yes, yes, I am done with my crazy marathon! My Gertie-Sew-Along-Inspired-Coat.

I thought that this coat would never see the outside of my apartment. But it did, and it got baptized in the first snow! It actually felt warmer then I thought it would be. I have already written so much about it and I decided to do a “Pattern Review” kind of format.

Pattern: “Nanette” from Ottobre magazine (fall/winter, 2010/2011).

Pattern Sizing: from 34 to 46 (European sizes). I have upgraded the whole thing to a size 48, and then added an FBA, and then upgraded the waist and hips area.

Description: it is described as a “feminine pea coat”.

Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow? I had a small issue at first as the instructions were in a hard and technical Dutch and I didn’t understand the subtleties. But Ottobre has sent me the English instructions. However, in the end, I just followed Gertie’s instructions…

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the wide collar and lapel, the back belt, and the pea coat shape. Also, it was nice and easy to upgrade.My only real issue had to do with the length of the sleeves.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: some upgrading from the waist down, and an FBA. I have added a cute hem decoration too. I have also shortened the sleeves to avoid a “box-effect”.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I am still discovering the infinite sewing patterns. And when coats are concerned, I want to try others. However, I would completely recommend this pattern.

What about Gertie’s Sew-Along? I am so happy that I took part. I have learned so much doing this. There is a point right after the muslin process where I was going to quit, but my Mister gave me a little nudge at the right time. I will completely refer back to the Sew-Along later, when I’ll sew another coat or jacket!

I feel so happy that it is finished, and really proud of myself for not quitting! Also, every time I wear the it, my Mister keeps on saying “that is such a nice coat”. It’s so cute!

What do you think of it?

If you want to read more about the process, here is a link to the posts (more then 10!) that are related to it!

Also, for my next projects on the blogosphere, click here ;)

Material Notes

Fabric: Mustard thin wool I got for 20 euros (2 meters).

Lining: 100% cotton yellow/white/brick pattern.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Other, Preppy, Romantic
Cotton, Wool



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    Dec 15, 2012, 04.28 PMby anabella68

    nice coat!!!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 10.26 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    it is definitely time for you to switch. after seeing this, i should probably go back to beginner myself.

    i love the color & the back buttony thing is awesome!

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      Dec 4, 2010, 06.42 AMby laurwyn

      I switched ;)

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    Dec 3, 2010, 07.58 PMby reneebies

    Wow, I can’t believe how fast you knocked that out! Still working on my creation….

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      Dec 4, 2010, 06.42 AMby laurwyn

      Well, it took me a whole month (at least) to do the first steps (not funny at first), but then I told myself I had to finish it before the summer :s

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    Dec 3, 2010, 06.41 PMby nouvellegamine

    The color is wonderful! I love the wide collar as well :D

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      Dec 4, 2010, 06.41 AMby laurwyn

      Nice and wide ;)

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    Dec 3, 2010, 02.47 PMby pampula

    I love the details (buttons!) and the colour, great jacket!

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      Dec 3, 2010, 04.32 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you! The buttons are a little investment, but so worth it!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 02.44 PMby wzrdreams

    Super cute. I’m still working on my jacket from the sew along. My collar is completely different so I’m having to figure out a different construction. I’m so close though. I think you did a great job on your peacoat. I love that you chose a light color and I like th trim that you added to the hem and back neck. It’s a nice touch.

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      Dec 3, 2010, 04.34 PMby laurwyn

      It is more the fabric that chose me… It was lying in the “cheap coupon” corner, and I had to take it home! I wasn’t sure about the trim in the shop, but I took the risk. I am pretty happy about it now!

      Keep on having fun with yours. The pride I felt after this coat is huge compared to easier projects!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 11.25 AMby analogue

    Really beautiful coat! Looks comfortable as well, great job!

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      Dec 3, 2010, 04.35 PMby laurwyn

      Very comfy, and there is enough space for a pull over!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 10.39 AMby janul

    I love the design, the color, everything! I would wear it in a heartbeat :)

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      Dec 3, 2010, 04.35 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you ;)

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    Dec 3, 2010, 07.04 AMby madammeke

    Lovely colour and the shape is very flattering on you. Very professional!

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      Dec 3, 2010, 04.36 PMby laurwyn

      You do not see the tiny missed details because they are well hidden. There is still room for improvement, which is good…

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    Dec 3, 2010, 06.31 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is really your masterpiece so far! you are now far away of beeing a beginner anymore! now your skilllevel is devinitly advanced! look at your liningwork! GREAT JOB! and it suits you oh so very well………

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      Dec 3, 2010, 04.37 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you, you make me blush! I think it is time for me to switch to “intermediate” on my profile ;)

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    Dec 3, 2010, 05.03 AMby runningwithscissors1

    I love the colour and the detail with the lining. Very nice- and just in time I see!

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      Dec 3, 2010, 04.38 PMby laurwyn

      Yep, out with the first snow!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 12.34 AMby tanitisis

    This turned out great, and it looks like you had so much fun taking pictures!

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      Dec 3, 2010, 04.43 PMby laurwyn

      With time, we get lazy and shoot just outside of our building ;) But it’s still pretty fun !

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