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The Forever Coat

Added Feb 28, 2011

by Nina Helland...

Oslo, Norway






The Forever Coat is a fully lined, double breasted wool coat with deep pockets and draped back. The dramatic shoulders and the golden buttons gives it a slight military feel, but the soft lines and the was belt still keeps it feminine. The lining is in a light turquoise color to make a contrast to the heavy dark fabric.

As the name tells you, the coat took forever to make. This is mostly because I wanted to challenge my self by making the pattern from scratch. I made about a thousand muslin before I even started cutting the real fabric. Event though I originally intended for it to be a winter coat, it is also perfect for the fall and early spring. I look forward to dressing it up and down depending on what I wear it with.

As always, my good friend Ingrid P. Eide was responsible for hair and make up, in addition to taking the pictures. Thanks!

Hope you like it :-)




Spring, Winter
Garment Type
Polyester, Wool



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    Mar 11, 2011, 10.03 AMby aleah

    Nydelig! Hvor i alle dager fikk du tak i den fine fargen? Kjempefin, en slik en vil jeg ha, hehe.

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      Mar 11, 2011, 11.29 AMby Nina Helland Sortland

      Tusen takk for det! Jeg fant det i en butikk på Grønnland i Oslo. Masse å velge mellom der!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 09.39 AMby littleladyluxe

    Stunning, elegant, gorgeous. Love your work. Very inspiring :)

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    Mar 11, 2011, 08.08 AMby buttonking

    A superb coat ! Congratulations ! I personally would add shoulder epaulettes and cuffs with even more shiny buttons. I admire pretty women dressed in a military-like style.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 06.34 AMby ess3

    looks great! so beautiful

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    Mar 11, 2011, 01.11 AMby Melissa Paruzel

    Wow…. I wished I could make a coat like that too..

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    Mar 10, 2011, 11.22 PMby beaufabulous


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    Mar 10, 2011, 10.21 PMby cheschiiire

    Those gloves are so cute!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 05.14 PMby hajnika

    Wow! It looks gorgeous and I love the colour! You did a wonderful job!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 04.46 PMby erinelizabeth

    lovely AND military! perfection! great job :)

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    Mar 10, 2011, 04.36 PMby agirlnamedflo

    Your time and patience certainly paid off! It is a beautiful creation. The bold color shows how expertly the jacket is made. Congratulations!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 11.11 AMby charlotteauzou

    Amazing work !

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    Mar 10, 2011, 10.41 AMby seazoo

    Beautiful! Especially, I like the sleeves so much!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 10.21 AMby kessrien

    This is stunning! I love your style. Maybe you are going to share the pattern? This would be nice. I would definitely make my own Nina-Helland-Coat then :-)

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    Mar 10, 2011, 08.26 AMby carolyn-s

    Sorry… I just deleted a copy of a double comment

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    Mar 10, 2011, 08.25 AMby carolyn-s

    This is so beautiful! It’s amazing, and so impressed that you have drafted this coat yourself. I love everything abut it, and you look fabulous!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 07.53 AMby marina74

    It really is a beautiful coat!! Well done!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 04.33 AMby laceandthimble


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    Mar 10, 2011, 03.27 AMby christina031106

    Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous and feminine. It fits you beautifully!

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    Mar 9, 2011, 07.19 PMby sweescent

    lovely,; i love the neckline, flair at the bottom, and the color! Lovely!

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    Mar 9, 2011, 07.11 PMby suribabe

    stunning. Love the colour as well.

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    Mar 9, 2011, 05.57 PMby skeeler

    Wow – I’m speechless! This is awesome. PS Happy Belated Birthday!

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    Mar 9, 2011, 05.49 PMby origanimal

    hermoso abrigo muy prolijo tu trabajo :D

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    Mar 7, 2011, 05.31 PMby sunshineeyes

    This is such a nice jacket with a great shape to it. I think the colour you chose is beautiful, vibrant, and goes very well with the reddish tights & shoes.

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    Mar 2, 2011, 05.28 AMby Forbiddenflavor Flavor

    very very nice……wonderful color….

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    Mar 1, 2011, 09.46 PMby frkbustad

    What an amazing coat! The fit looks brilliant, so the millions of toiles were worth while! Great work!

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    Mar 1, 2011, 09.45 AMby aibby

    I love everything about this coat. Want one.

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    Mar 1, 2011, 09.44 AMby zaarissima

    a fabulously beautiful coat!!! great job!!!!

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    Mar 1, 2011, 08.28 AMby freakusbzzz

    You always put in so much effort with your clothes and it shows too.

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    Mar 1, 2011, 02.07 AMby thistletoo

    Gorgeous! It looks like all your hard work really paid off.

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    Mar 1, 2011, 01.16 AMby artemis-ivorywings

    really awesome.

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