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The Cocoon Coat

Added Feb 3, 2010

by ziancabug

Brooklyn, New Yo...






Class: Draping 2
Theme: Surrealism

Cocoon-style coat with kimono sleeves. Based on a mix of a stylized-kimono jacket I made in Flat Pattern Design, this beautiful coat I came across in my market research (http://www.polyvore.com/preen_line_wool-blend_funnel_neck/thing?id=9713151), and Elsa Schiaparelli’s designs.

We had to do 2 pieces (coat or jacket and either skirt or dress). I’m not a suit-kind-of girl, so I went with a coat and dress. Like a butterfly/coccon, the big oversized coat is removed to display a sweet, colorful, playful dress.

I’m very proud of the bound buttonhole pockets and the mostly hand-stitched lining that is pleated with the outer fabric!

Material Notes

Wool/cashmere, wool/tweed, bridal satin, metal buttons




Garment Type
Mod, Vintage
Cashmere, Satin, Wool

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    Dec 21, 2010, 08.32 PMby mamamodista

    Very cool!

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    Dec 21, 2010, 08.52 AMby vasea

    The coat is great!

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    Dec 21, 2010, 08.40 AMby zaarissima

    I love this wonderful coat! This is a great pattern!

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    Dec 21, 2010, 03.13 AMby libra-s


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    Dec 21, 2010, 01.35 AMby kelepso

    Pretty interesting coat. Love the asymmetry and the texture in the coat. The buttons are beautiful too.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 09.56 PMby helenshawuk

    Sooo beautiful! The coat is gorgeous! Do you take commissions, I would love a coat like this? :-)

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    Dec 20, 2010, 08.18 PMby lizajane09

    They are both beautiful! I love the shape of the coat.

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