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Poppy Coat

Added Apr 9, 2010

by rifka

Denver, Colorado...






My first attempt at a coat. Learned the importance of test fitting a pattern prior to construction the hard way – the coat is not as fitted as I had intended it to be. The pattern was a vintage 60’s, not worth mentioning as it was a brute to get through and I gave it up mid way to finish on my own.

Ah, but the color! The color alone lent enough inspiration to complete this project. The inside hood and facing material is a vintage wool plaid recently found. I really like the combination.

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Material Notes

100% wool with rayon lining.




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    Oct 4, 2010, 04.08 PMby hartdesigns

    I Adore this coat! The flower details are adorable—I think I may have to borrow the idea if you don’t mind!!!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 01.15 PMby tatomta

    Hey there, awesome, i just found the pattern on etsy… thanks! can’t wait to make my very first winter coat!

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    Sep 1, 2010, 08.13 PMby tatomta


    i just absolutely love this coat….and would love to have on myself…only I’d love to try it in green!! so…even though the pattern was a brute….could you please tell me which one you used? ‘cause I’ve been trying to find one for ages….and nothing was even close to this!


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      Sep 5, 2010, 11.15 PMby rifka

      Hello, I used a vintage Butterick pattern from the 70’s. It’s number 6311 Misss’ Coat. If I remember correctly, there was a mistake in the pattern instructions and an entire step was omitted. Sew with caution. I also would go an entire size down if I were to do it again. Good luck! I can’t wait to see it!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 05.31 AMby froglegs

    I love this coat. You realy did a fantastic job. the combination of fabric pattern is unusual and eye catching.

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    May 23, 2010, 01.11 PMby lisbeth-s

    This is gorgeous!!!! You’re really talented :)

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    May 17, 2010, 08.32 PMby pixelink

    smashing colour, love the shape and lining.

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    Apr 14, 2010, 03.11 PMby sunnilj9

    I love this! I love the color too! So fabulous and gorgeous and I’m so impressed. Love those little posies too.

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    Apr 13, 2010, 03.51 AMby kelepso

    Everything looks perfect as you said; the color and the print are gorgeous. Excellent job!

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    Apr 12, 2010, 01.00 PMby bridlin

    This coat is just perfect! I would wear it without any alterations!!! Would like to have one ;o)

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    Apr 12, 2010, 10.14 AMby roarah

    The coat is stunning! I can’t believe it’s the first time you’ve made one. The lining & the flowers really give it that something extra though, well done!

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    Apr 12, 2010, 06.34 AMby olystyrene

    i love everything about this coat! colour and cut are both just perfect!! your perseverance paid off!

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    Apr 10, 2010, 10.59 PMby keren

    This coat is stunning! The color and the lining fabric and the shape – it really made my heart stop for a second! Beautiful! BTW I share your feelings about fitting, though I haven’t made a coat/jacket just yet which must be a pain to re-do!! Awesome work!!!

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    Apr 10, 2010, 08.34 PMby storres56

    I am loving this jacket. I the flower and hood makes this a special garment.

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    Apr 10, 2010, 05.43 PMby mary26

    Love it, love it, love it!!!!!

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    Apr 10, 2010, 11.44 AMby toucan

    That is absolutely gorgeous! And hard work I imagine. I love it.

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    Apr 10, 2010, 09.26 AMby kiwistitcher

    gorgeous!!!!! love the fabric flowers

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    Apr 10, 2010, 08.05 AMby in-stockholm

    I Love it! The lining is perfect!

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    Apr 10, 2010, 04.18 AMby gillthecat

    i want to make a coat i have some nice blue wool so fitting do you recomend a mock up one first

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      Apr 10, 2010, 04.41 AMby rifka

      I do, especially if you value your fabric.

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    Apr 10, 2010, 01.11 AMby jacquelynt

    What a coat! I would love to see this on, the shoulder styling is great and the shape is beautiful. Poppies are my favorite flower and the color is so suiting. Well done on this work of art :) It all meshes so well.

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    Apr 10, 2010, 01.02 AMby aurora-f

    Everything about this coat looks great! Were the poppies a part of the pattern or your own touch? I love them. I’m so inspired!

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      Apr 10, 2010, 01.51 AMby rifka

      Thank you, I added the poppies on my own. I often use fabric scraps to make flowers, although usually for my hair.

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    Apr 10, 2010, 12.07 AMby sandoz18

    Beautiful coat! I LOVE the flower embellishments (how-to, please?!?!) AND the lining. Great job!

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    Apr 9, 2010, 10.01 PMby fairytale-thirteen

    Congrats on a great coat – lovely details – looks so very well finished too x

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    Apr 9, 2010, 09.59 PMby hellagabrielle

    That is ridiculously cute. Great job on your first coat!

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    Apr 9, 2010, 09.45 PMby emily-marie

    gah! I’m in LOVE with that lining. what a great find!

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    Apr 9, 2010, 09.45 PMby aggelicat .)

    beautiful coat and beautiful flowers!!!!!

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    Apr 9, 2010, 08.50 PMby suzetewilliams

    I love it! The colour is striking and the flowers are an added bit of sophistication.

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    Apr 9, 2010, 08.35 PMby nenasew

    I’m so sorry that this pattern is a “brute” because the end result is gorgeous. Wow, that poppy color is spectacular and the plaid lining the perfect offset. Love love this coat.

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    Apr 9, 2010, 08.35 PMby nenasew

    I’m so sorry that this pattern is a “brute” because the end result is gorgeous. Wow, that poppy color is spectacular and the plaid lining the perfect offset. Love love this coat.

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    Apr 9, 2010, 08.06 PMby scheryka

    Your Poppy coat is poppin. I love it and the color is glamourous. I love the flowers!

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