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the "adam" cashmere coat

Added Oct 10, 2011

by Ralf Schmitz

Berlin, Germany






i have not been posting anything for quite a while! reason was, that we have been travelling a lot, i have been ill and the last project (this coat) took me a long time to finish: but here we go!

the pattern is from burdastyle: the “adam” coat. i changed it around a bit: the shoulders are smaller now, the coat is 10 cm longer and i took in quite a lot of the wide backside. the material is (and that was, why i have been so afraid of doing this) the most expensive, i ever payed for, cashmere and the lining is a silk changeant from goldish to grey.

i never have been handsewing so much as on this coat, to give it the right look, and even it took me so long and it was quite a “fight” to finish it, i am very happy with the result and hope you all like it as well

the outfit you see me wearing “under” my coat is made by me as well!

Material Notes

outside 100 % cashmer in black
lining silk in gold / grey changeant
black metallbuttons
maching thread




Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Evening Wear
Cashmere, Silk

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    Oct 10, 2011, 01.43 PMby daisylynn

    You look so dapper with the whole outfit on, and the coat is lovely. I really understand the hesitation of cuttin into expensive fabric – I have a lovely bit of cashmere squirreled away, and have not dared to use it yet! But you put yours to excellent use.

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      Oct 10, 2011, 03.28 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      my dear! i had to look up the word “dapper” as i did not knew it :-) thank you very much for the compliment and i only can recommend to you to do the first cut (that is the worth bit) the rest is “easy”!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 01.38 PMby zsyzu

    It’s very handsome and well worth the effort! Excellent job.

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      Oct 10, 2011, 03.27 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very much zsyzu!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 12.59 PMby anajan

    Well done Ralf, it was worth the effort. Coats are never easy projects, but the end result is always so rewarding. You’re lookin’ really handsome in your self made outfit ;-)

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      Oct 10, 2011, 03.26 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      dear anajan! the funny thing is, that i could do another coat right away, as i really enjoyed the work so much! thank you for your compliment!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 12.56 PMby SuseSews

    I love the whole outfit!

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      Oct 10, 2011, 03.25 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      that is very kind of you! thank you!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 12.42 PMby verypurpleperson

    Ralf, this is marvelous! It is so beautiful and professionally done. I can see how you are very happy with the coat. Congratulations!

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      Oct 10, 2011, 03.25 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very much! i am so glad you like it, and if you say, it is prof. done, i am very proud, as your things are allways so neat and lovely finished!

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