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THE DIVA COAT - BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook

Added Nov 11, 2011

by ajtak7171

Vienna, Austria






Finally! It is about one and a half years ago that I was asked to contribute something to the first BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook and I was so thrilled! But we were not allowed to talk/post about it for such a long time now that it actually feels strange to finally show and tell. So this is my contribution – I changed a few things from the original pattern: I made the collar higher, used a zipper instead of the buttons, made a balloon shaped hem, widened the sleeves at the cuffs (bishop sleeves) and added that really wide belt. I have blogged about it and will write more about the changes I made, including lots of pictures of course. So if you are interested, please come visit me at Of Dreams and Seams




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    Aug 16, 2013, 02.15 PMby cupandpenny

    Beautiful! I too got the Russian vibe, but it’s not overdone or caricatured.

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    Jan 19, 2012, 02.05 AMby esteen726

    Wow this is great. It reminds me of cossacks and pirates. Like some sort of cossack-pirate.

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      Jan 25, 2012, 10.35 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you! I love that: “cossack-pirate”!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 12.24 AMby LudoTela

    Wow, you are a smart button, your adaptations real vamp up the coat. Inspiring :)

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      Jan 25, 2012, 10.35 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you very much!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 11.30 AMby anajan

    Amazing! I really like the Russian vibe it has, and I like the color. It almost looks like a costume from the movie “The Barber of Siberia”. Well done, girl!

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      Jan 25, 2012, 10.37 AMby ajtak7171

      Aw, thank you!!! Yes, lots of people commented on the Russian vibe and even though it wasn’t planned, I guess it’s a reference to my Russian name ;-)

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    Nov 29, 2011, 02.47 AMby tsedai

    I saw this one in the book and thought it looked really cool! Glad to be able to see all the close-up pictures – looks so amazing!

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      Jan 25, 2012, 10.36 AMby ajtak7171

      Oooh, that’s good to know – I thought it was really easily over-looked in the book ;-) It looks so much darker in the print… Thanks for stopping by!

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    Nov 12, 2011, 07.43 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    tailor-made to perfection! what an amazing piece of work! BRAVO!!!

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      Nov 13, 2011, 11.32 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you so much! You make such great things yourself – from beginnner to pro in such a short time! Liebe Grüsse!

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      Nov 13, 2011, 03.35 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      danke schön! das ist wirklich lieb von dir!!!!

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    Nov 11, 2011, 08.50 PMby aluckmann

    Oh Katja, this is such a statement coat! I love the bold color that you used, and the lining is lovely. What an honor to be featured in Burdastyle’s first book. You should be so proud.

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      Nov 13, 2011, 11.33 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you! I really am proud and can’t wait to finally hold the book in my hands…

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    Nov 11, 2011, 05.24 PMby olac

    It’s magnifiscent! Wow…

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    Nov 11, 2011, 03.57 PMby wzrdreams

    LOOOOOOOOVE it! You did a great job. I adore the color.

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      Nov 13, 2011, 11.34 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you! And I love your skirt and the fact that you wore it at the party!!!

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