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Penelope Coat

Added Jan 1, 2011

by slinkykitten

Limoges, France






This coat was made for a friend who is as petite as Christina Ricci and always has trouble finding clothes to fit.
I used a basic vintage McCall’s pattern as a block and worked the pattern details from there.
To be honest it was a nightmare and I’m glad it’s finished, but my friend loves it!

Material Notes

Pure wool gabardine, habotai silk lining, biais binding, assorted vintage buttons




Garment Type
Bohemian, Steampunk, Victorian, Vintage
Silk, Wool

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    Apr 17, 2012, 06.51 AMby Anna Yeakey

    Wonderful job! What pattern did you use a the block?

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    Jan 7, 2011, 07.08 PMby eugeniaofthewasps

    I absolutely love the coat. I always wanted to make that coat! It looks perfect. Great job.

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.23 PMby slinkykitten

    Thank you all for your comments. I’ve never seen the film so I was working off a couple of photos I found on google… I’ve started making another one for a client in the USA… I hope this one will be easier…

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    Jan 3, 2011, 11.16 AMby carolabrauns

    great work – must be done in a hell of hours

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    Jan 2, 2011, 10.03 AMby zaarissima

    great! I love the shape of the coat!

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    Jan 2, 2011, 05.25 AMby A little blue birdie

    I loved that film, mainly because of all of the beutiful clothes and her wonderful room! this coat is beautiful, and i am very envious :) the fact that you made this is amazing!!

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    Jan 2, 2011, 02.03 AMby nouvellegamine

    i love it! & i love everything she wears in that film :D

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    Jan 1, 2011, 10.08 PMby joost52

    love love love the buttons :)

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    Jan 1, 2011, 08.31 PMby cantare

    Penelope is one of my top 10 favorite movies and I’ve been spending a lot of time studying and watching it over the past 2wks to get some of the coat details. This is SO wonderful! Sewing nightmares can be so much more rewarding, I’m so glad she fits it and likes it!

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