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Raindrop Coat on a Lady Grey Day

Added Feb 15, 2010

by sunnilj9

Cedar City, Utah...






I was a pattern tester for the Lady Grey Coat from Colette Patterns. I initially tested this pattern with muslin and then laid it aside with intentions of making it from something fabulous later on. One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to finish unfinished sewing projects and I felt this fell into that category. The coat turned out beautifully and I’m so happy with the finish. This coat is rated “Advanced” and I suppose that it is to a certain degree, but the fantastic instructions make you feel like it is for a beginner. I highly recommend this coat pattern to anyone!
In the initial construction of the muslin test, the sleeves were too big for the armhole. I corrected this on the muslin but then forgot to correct my pattern, hence why my sleeves are gathered at the top when the pattern does not call for it. I was too lazy to fix this for the finished jacket and felt that the sleeves would be just fine in the end if gathered. I also gave the sleeve a pleat at the elbow since they were a bit large-ish for my arms.
All in all, I’m completely in love with this romantic coat. I thought the large collar would drown me, but I find that the flared waist to hip area gives this coat great balance. A perfect addition to a rainy day and some warm Lady Grey tea.

Material Notes

Made from heavy cotton, with the texture and weave of burlap
Lined with Anna Maria Horner’s Little Folks Cotton Voile
Topstitched in turquoise silk thread, finished with on big wooden button to close




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Mod, Other, Romantic, Vintage


Colette Patterns

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    Feb 17, 2010, 08.39 PMby chillwear

    Just beautiful, love the color. Thanks for the pattern info, sleeve altering etc.

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    Feb 17, 2010, 08.02 PMby maybeemily

    I am so in love with this. I must buy this pattern and make it immediately!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 07.26 PMby victors

    Simply beautiful!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 07.15 PMby polychromatin

    Stunning coat!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 07.08 PMby carottesauvage

    Oh my! This colour really suit your skin complexion, I love the fit!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 07.05 PMby classicaljunk

    mmmmm! love it!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 06.19 PMby emilyhale

    I love this coat, its unusual enough to grab a fashioner eye but not enough for people to stare when you go to the store. Perfect!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 05.50 PMby nettevivante

    This coat is so lovely and your fabric choice is perfect. I also like the combination of the inner with the outer fabric. This coat really brightens a grey day!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 05.49 PMby littlemissny

    Just one word: WOW!!!^^

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    Feb 17, 2010, 04.46 PMby frkbustad

    This is absolutely adorable!!! I LOVE it! Very inspiring, and I’m falling more and more in love with Colette patterns. It’s just gorgeous… I’m speechless!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 04.34 PMby seazoo

    Wow! Your job is so cool!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 04.30 PMby juebejue

    how beautiful! love the colors, inside and out! i am greeeen with envy!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 04.23 PMby stefilu

    It looks really really great, even more beautiful than the original :)

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    Feb 17, 2010, 03.53 PMby amibambini

    So beautiful. I love the pleat detail at the elbow, it’s really unique. Well done!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 03.19 PMby lunatepetal

    absolutely gorgeous!! love the color as well :)

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    Feb 17, 2010, 03.00 PMby srkshannon

    I love this coat! I need to make one for myself!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 02.54 PMby skwarynia

    Oh I love it! The colour, the fit, and as you said balanced look:) Your waist is just faboulous!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 02.52 PMby Natalia *

    This coat is stunning. Great job. I aspire to be this good someday.

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    Feb 17, 2010, 02.17 PMby kstyled

    I love the shape of this!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 02.14 PMby scheryka

    Very well tailored. Love the button, gloves and lining. The brooch is really nice.

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    Feb 17, 2010, 01.51 PMby lenarrrd

    So beautiful!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 01.15 PMby vintagegal

    This is a lovely style, and the color you chose is just gorgeous. A nice Robin’s egg blue for a dreary spring day. Well done.
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