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Singapore Sling Coat

Added Nov 22, 2010

by ladyshape

Edinburgh, Unite...






A 1950’s swing coat with funnel collar, 3/4 length sleeves and back pleat.

Material Notes

I made this version of the coat in a green linen with black buttons. I also think it would work really well in a metallic brocade. If done in black and gold it would make a marvelous opera coat. One singapore sling please!




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    May 30, 2013, 03.28 PMby chased-away

    This is the cutest coat EVER! I see you wrote you would add more information like 3 years ago – do you have a blog with more details? I would love to draft that gorgeous collar!

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    Apr 11, 2011, 09.52 AMby debbie777

    This is loveley :)

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    Feb 24, 2011, 02.30 PMby ielle palmer

    Very VERY cool.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 11.14 PMby Ami Taf

    Darn! This is so cute, and well made. I need to learn how to make coats soon… I love so much coat fabrics wasting away sigh

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    Nov 28, 2010, 02.09 PMby frkbustad

    Love it! Love love love it!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 07.03 PMby dana-88

    love the coat &love the color ^^

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    Nov 24, 2010, 12.37 AMby lizajane09


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    Nov 23, 2010, 12.42 PMby nadia42

    Very cute! The colour is beautiful! :):)

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    Nov 23, 2010, 09.53 AMby zaarissima

    such a beautiful coat! I love the details! The pattern is beautiful – I would like to make it!!!

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    Nov 23, 2010, 03.38 AMby kelepso

    So mod! Love it. Once again.

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    Nov 23, 2010, 01.54 AMby scarletohara

    ohh this is sooo cute!!!!!!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 09.33 PMby merbecky

    i LOVE this! I would love the pattern to upload

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    Nov 22, 2010, 07.30 PMby shellidawn

    Two words for your creation: Awe + Some! One word to describe me: Jealy! ;o) Great job!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 06.24 PMby ellohdesign

    adorbs! what a great collar!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 06.11 PMby groovymama

    WOW – this is stunning….it’s soooooo beautiful!! You’ve done an amazing job.

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    Nov 22, 2010, 06.04 PMby sewingqueen-1

    Fabulous coat – I love the large buttons!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 04.56 PMby giunta

    I’m in love!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 04.09 PMby Sewing And Style

    OMG this coat is a stunner!!!!!!!! Joining Melissa in a quest for the pattern ))))))) Please tell us if it is a commercial pattern!

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      Nov 22, 2010, 04.23 PMby ladyshape

      Hi there. Thank you for your lovely comment. I designed the pattern myself. You can’t see in the picture but it is lined in hot pink satin. I’m planning on uploading more info soon so will keep you posted.

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    Nov 22, 2010, 04.09 PMby sokkenmonster

    I love it! Is there only one asymetrical pleat? I’d love to see another picture in which the back is fully shown.

    I am also curious about the pattern :), please tell us!

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      Nov 22, 2010, 04.20 PMby ladyshape

      Hi there. There is a yoke at the top with the volume coming from that. The pleat is actually a wide box pleat at the centre back. It is 14 cm wide. I don’t have any pictures of the rest of the back at the moment but am planning on posting up further info soon.

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      Nov 22, 2010, 06.09 PMby sokkenmonster

      Ah thanks so much for your quick reply! I am afraid my pattern making teacher will not teach me how to draft a coat pattern soon ;), but I might try to divert something like this from a coat pattern in my stash. I’m all inspired by your work ;).

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    Nov 22, 2010, 03.51 PMby apfelbluete

    Your coat is beautiful and is awarded to you! I also wish to have a vintage coat. :-) What patterns have you used?

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      Nov 22, 2010, 04.16 PMby ladyshape

      Hello! Thank you for your comment. I designed the pattern myself. I am planning on uploading further information soon so I will keep you posted.

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    Nov 22, 2010, 03.46 PMby analogue

    Your coat is fabulous and the perfect colour for you!

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      Nov 22, 2010, 04.13 PMby ladyshape

      Why thank you very much!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 03.42 PMby Melissa Caringer

    i love this coat! what pattern did you use or is this your own design? i want to make one!

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      Nov 22, 2010, 04.11 PMby ladyshape

      Hi Melissa. Thank you very much! I made the pattern myself. You can’t see it in the pictures but it is lined in hot pink satin. I am planning on uploading more information soon so keep looking.

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