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Tailored Wool Coat

Added Jul 26, 2012

by addie-marie

Menomonie, Wisco...






I am finally de-lurking enough to post something. :) This was a project for my Advanced Pattern Development class (I’m majoring in Apparel Design & Development at my university). It took me about two and a half months to make from first drape to final press! I did three or four muslin fits for this, and then boat loads of hand-sewing once it was in wool. It’s a double-breasted style with leather snap closures (inspired by door hinges), and it has a leather flying yoke. The lining is handpainted silk twill and the shell is a wool/cashmere blend that is totally delicious to work with.

Let’s see… It has all kinds of inner workings, including hair canvas interfacing (mostly fusible, but sew-in at the undercollar), yards and yards of twill tape (along the lapel, roll line, shoulders, armscye, etcetera), handmade shoulder pads, chest pieces, and sleeve headers. It was SO cool to see all these supportive devices come together to create a shapely garment.

Aaaand… that’s it! Thanks for looking!


Material Notes

70% Wool 30% Cashmere blend coating, handpainted 100% silk twill lining, hand-distressed cowhide leather




Garment Type
Cashmere, Leather/Fur, Silk, Wool

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    Jul 27, 2012, 01.29 AMby poppykettle

    Very nice. I’ve just been working on some curved welt pockets myself – so its lovely to see the finished thing on your garment! Love the colour of your fabric, too.

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    Jul 26, 2012, 08.10 PMby lienepien

    Looks very nice! I like the accents at the front!

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    Jul 26, 2012, 08.04 PMby nookie

    love the “door hinges”

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    Jul 26, 2012, 07.25 PMby Mary Athey

    what an amazing coat!! its so unique and well worth all your effort. xx

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    Jul 26, 2012, 07.10 PMby darkhorse

    Great coat, what fun! :)

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    Jul 26, 2012, 06.56 PMby raving

    I love the closures and the colour!

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      Jul 26, 2012, 07.05 PMby addie-marie

      Thanks, Veronika! :)

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