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The Houndstooth Coat

Added Nov 20, 2012

by betterhandmade

Murfreesboro, Te...






For my Clothing Construction 1 class our final assignment is to make a jacket. I usually don’t wear jackets so I told my mom that I would make this piece of clothing for her. So I used Simplicity 2311 for the coat pattern. Since the coat is for my mom I let her pick out everything and just told her what I needed. She chose a cute black and white houndstooth wool blend and some pretty black buttons. This was my first time ever making a coat, and there were a few times I was confused but in the end it turned out great. There were a few tough times too because the fabric is so thick and tried to give me problems. I also added cuffs onto the ends of the sleeves and added matching buttons.

You can get full project details on my blog

Material Notes

wool blend, polyester lining, buttons




Garment Type

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    Nov 24, 2012, 01.13 AMby frkbustad

    I just love houndstooth, so this coat is just so great! Where on earht did you get the fabric? I’ve just bougth some heavy cotton houndstooth patterned fabric, and I hope to make a trenchcoat one day… I’m even more eager when seing this coat!

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      Nov 24, 2012, 01.38 AMby betterhandmade

      nice! I got the fabric from a fabric store here in my town called Hancock Fabrics.

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    Nov 21, 2012, 09.03 PMby cathysews

    Lucky mum!! It’s a great looking coat

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      Nov 21, 2012, 09.12 PMby betterhandmade

      thank you! yeah, she’s pretty exited about it!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 11.11 PMby kihli

    I love this coat, it is perfect!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 10.31 PMby sarahmckee85

    Great coat! Love the style it looks shop bought :-)

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    Nov 20, 2012, 07.53 PMby Mary Athey

    you did a smashing job in your mums coat. this is a great job and considering its your first coat all i can say is wow xx

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      Nov 20, 2012, 10.06 PMby betterhandmade

      thanks so much! it definitely had its moments of making me want to pull my hair out, but I knew i could do it and couldn’t give up.

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