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Ready for Russia - Burdachallenge December 2018

Added Dec 9, 2018

by Elpida Kyriakou

Athens, Greece






A beautiful wool fabric, from the greek airforce, forgotten for decades in my aunt’s closet….
Unexpected find, immediately transformed to a coat for heavy winter. I added a detachable fur collar and I’m ready for Russia!


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    Dec 28, 2018, 08.20 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous coat Elpida! You have a wonderful taste! ;-)

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    Dec 19, 2018, 03.19 PMby alice9163

    Looks so warm and beautiful.

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    Dec 17, 2018, 06.33 PMby zoaki

    Stunning result! The color of the air force is beautiful, I actually volunteered at 251 GNA as a physiotherapist when I lived in Athens!!

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      Dec 19, 2018, 08.52 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Oh really! It’s such a small world!

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    Dec 12, 2018, 04.54 AMby seabreit

    The color is so nice. It looks warm,I hope you have chance to wear it. So much nicer to see wool coats when I traveled to Baltic’s and Russia.There were some beautiful coats to be seen. Tired of seeing the bubble jackets.

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      Dec 19, 2018, 08.58 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      I totally agree with you…..I never wear bubble jackets, I don’t like them. Wool is a beautiful material but quite expensive compared to all these synthetic fabrics. I really appeciate having a real wool coat!

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    Dec 11, 2018, 12.10 PMby Frenchy-C

    Really nice jacket, love the store with the fabric. Great work as always. Xx

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    Dec 10, 2018, 09.14 PMby Mihaela78

    Love it :)

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    Dec 10, 2018, 05.22 PMby kasapropl

    This is fantastic concept. 100/100

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    Dec 10, 2018, 01.36 PMby SurMesure

    Beautiful, beautiful coat! The fur just makes it so chic!

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      Dec 10, 2018, 05.13 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you!, Actually the fur was not in the plan. But the coat pattern was too short. It was such a pity because I had plenty of fabric. But I cut it short…. So I had to add the fur initially to the hem…. But it seems it was for good!

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    Dec 10, 2018, 07.10 AMby Mary Athey

    Oh elpida what a find! It has history attached to the cloth and what you have made with it is beautiful. This reminds me of the film doctor zhivago! Totally stunning coat. X

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      Dec 10, 2018, 05.08 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Ha ha! Yes, that’s right.. That’s the concept…. The fabric somehow carries its military past…

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