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picture perfect parka

Added Oct 13, 2012

by redredhoodie

Berlin, Germany






The latest addition to my fall wardrobe, a parka.

The only changes I made to the pattern were slimming down the sleeves and adding brass hardware to the waist draw string to keep everything in place.

All the details, some rambling and more pictures on my blog.

Material Notes

cotton gabardine & shirting, buttons, brass hardware




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Grunge, Military

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    Oct 28, 2012, 10.27 PMby madyb

    Wow!I love this!I would love to make a parka myshelf,but I’m really intimidated by outwear!

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    Oct 14, 2012, 10.51 AMby asperge11

    Wow! Great job, it looks super well made!

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    Oct 14, 2012, 06.11 AMby alekat

    Great work! I love a good parka. You have inspired me to try this pattern!

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      Oct 14, 2012, 06.39 AMby redredhoodie

      Thanks, it’s actually a pretty good pattern, comes together smoothly though the instructions for the swallow tail back are s***. But it has many great design details, it’s a basic piece but with a lot of visual interest.

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    Oct 14, 2012, 01.23 AMby smallone

    way cool…love this!!

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    Oct 13, 2012, 11.22 PMby zoaki

    wow, well done! I always feel intimidated by coats and jackets etc. I guess I have to face my fear one day! Your parka is really nice!!

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      Oct 14, 2012, 06.40 AMby redredhoodie

      Do it, do it, do it! Imagine how many times you can wear a selfsewn coat, much more often than a skirt or dress because it’s outerwear. It’s a lot of fun to make and actually my favorite thing to sew by now.

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