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Pink and Red challenge ensemble

Added Feb 1, 2010

by michelleiswell

Portland, Oregon...






I drafted this swing coat pattern to include a heart shaped front and back yolk and heart shaped collar for the challenge to both represent the American Heart association and the American Cancer society. The coat is made out of bright fuchsia coating weight wool and piped with bright orange/red. The facing is trimmed with fuchsia and white striped bias trim as is the dress.
I didn’t pattern the dress, it is a Simplicty pattern that I altered, moving the side zip to the back and changing the collar ruffle. It too is trimmed with fuchsia and white striped bias trim. The dress is made from some FABULOUS bow and rose print rayon/polly blend fabric. This print was too hard to pass up, but wasn’t the most fun to sew. I am excited. Now I have an outfit to wear on the 14th!

Material Notes

Wool, silk, polly/rayon.




Garment Type
Mod, Romantic, Vintage
Coating, Polyester, Rayon, Silk

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    Sep 15, 2010, 07.24 PMby dabura

    great coat. well done.

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    Feb 2, 2010, 04.39 AMby marloncosta

    Bravo!!! Beautiful job! Congratulations!

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      Feb 4, 2010, 08.12 AMby michelleiswell

      Thank you! I am planning a GALA with my gal pals to wear this out in public! You have such nice words!

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    Feb 1, 2010, 07.58 PMby robotsforbreakfast

    This looks stunning! Amazing work as usual!

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      Feb 4, 2010, 08.12 AMby michelleiswell

      GIRL!!! What you dooin this weekend?

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    Feb 1, 2010, 07.25 PMby irmchen

    You make me happy! :-) I LIKE this!

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      Feb 4, 2010, 08.13 AMby michelleiswell

      ooooh, I have been meaning to contact you. My husband is going to Berlin at the begining of March. How far away from Berlin are you?

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    Feb 1, 2010, 05.43 PMby Nuria Razetdinova

    Вы просто молодец!!!!!!!Это отличная работа ))))))))0 Мне очень нравится пальто

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      Feb 1, 2010, 06.14 PMby michelleiswell

      большое спасибо! (Я узнал русский в школе)!

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    Feb 1, 2010, 05.33 PMby louiseq

    Totally gorgeous outfit!

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    Feb 1, 2010, 09.13 AMby silke

    WOW! great job!

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    Feb 1, 2010, 06.14 AMby loyl8

    I absolutely love your ensemble you made!!! So freaking cute!!

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    Feb 1, 2010, 01.17 AMby nattyjane

    I agree, the fabric is fabulous! The dress you made with it is gorgeous.

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    Feb 1, 2010, 01.04 AMby bekaem

    The details on your coat are fabulous. And the dress too. Love it.

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