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The New Year's Coat

Added Jan 20, 2012

by Kazmoda

San Diego, Calif...






I started working on this coat in late November- earlier December 2011. I hoped to wear it for the New Year’s celebration. Unfortunately, I got the flu when the coat was almost ready and I only had to sew on buttons. So New Year was celebrated on the couch in front of a TV with lots of Chinese food. A couple of days letter I got better and finished my project.

So here it is… I used Simplicity “Project Runway” Pattern Number 2057. The fabric is Italian wool I scored online, buttons and lining are from Jo Ann’s, velvet ribbon for piping is from eBay.


Material Notes

2,5 yards of wool coating, lining, interfacing, velvet ribbon, buttons, shoulder pads, a little bit of polyester fleece for sleeve headings.




Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Other
Coating, Velvet



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    Aug 6, 2012, 11.01 AMby Innamc

    Оболденное пальтишко! Просто и елегантно! Очень нравится цвет. Я тоже очень люблю шить пальто. Планирую за это лето пошить два :-)

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    Feb 5, 2012, 03.48 PMby Marjan BG

    hi, its very chic and beautiful! can I ask for some help here? I have problems when sewing in the sleeves. no matter what I do, they get gathered in some places at the top of the sleeve. I believe burda patterns for sleeves are very much larger than the arm hole. at least for me!! please some body help!! thank you

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      Aug 6, 2012, 10.56 AMby Innamc

      .Usually on the top part of sleeve (patterns from Burda Magazine) marked two big points where it is necessary to gather a sleeve evenly on all length (probably on the top part slightly more). I had this problem, when I started my sewing career, because I did not have enough experience , now my sleeves are perfect. You can use sleeve head roll to raise sleeves. I hope it will help. You need more practice. Good luck !!

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    Jan 24, 2012, 09.50 PMby wildcatspow

    Beautiful job! What a lovely coat!

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    Jan 24, 2012, 09.22 PMby Kazmoda

    Thank you everyone for comments and kind words, this was a fun project and I hope to do another one like it soon!

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    Jan 24, 2012, 04.38 PMby madebymeg

    beautiful. love the details!

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    Jan 24, 2012, 04.31 PMby AGoodWardrobe

    Gorgeous! It looks so well made.

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    Jan 21, 2012, 08.32 PMby cuada

    Very elegant & timeless coat, love it !

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    Jan 21, 2012, 04.18 PMby peaudane

    beautiful coat !

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    Jan 21, 2012, 10.30 AMby marlalalalere

    so nice! Good choices in every thing : pattern, fabric, buttons.

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    Jan 21, 2012, 12.04 AMby poppykettle

    Totally gorgeous! Love the colours and the fit. Nice work!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 11.27 PMby sala22

    Amazing job!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 11.01 PMby smallone

    this is just great! Love that little bit of contrast in the piping and buttons.

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    Jan 20, 2012, 09.41 PMby Birgit Pedersen

    Gorgeous! Probably a lot of work to make it fit so perfectly?

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      Jan 21, 2012, 02.59 AMby Kazmoda

      Yes, it took a lot of fittings to do it right!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 08.12 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Fabulous coat and the color combination makes it extra special. I’m in love!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 06.49 PMby pauline alice

    I love your coat. I particularly like the fact that it’s a simple looking shape but you chose unusual colours. Beautiful job!

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      Jan 21, 2012, 03.09 AMby Kazmoda

      Thank you, MademoiselleP. You are right, this is exactly the type of clothing I prefer to make. Simple in shape but with a little bit of the twist :o)

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    Jan 20, 2012, 06.38 PMby CationDesigns

    It looks so well made! Love the velvet accents.

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      Jan 21, 2012, 03.09 AMby Kazmoda

      Thank you!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 03.33 PMby ttnora

    I love (sewing) coats but this one is really incredible. I love yours, especially the blue details.

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    Jan 20, 2012, 01.27 PMby janul

    great, I love it!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 12.55 PMby woolenwears

    What a beautiful coat…..Love it..

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    Jan 20, 2012, 11.02 AMby mixtlii

    Well done, it looks incredible !!!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 10.49 AMby Priscilla Folley

    This is FABULOUS! I can’t wait until I am able to make something like this on my own.

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    Jan 20, 2012, 09.56 AMby Mai-der

    Nicely done! I love it!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 09.09 AMby blueartisan

    The ribbon works perfectly with the colour of the wool, that is a fantastic coat you have there!

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      Jan 21, 2012, 03.46 AMby Kazmoda

      Thank you! It was so hard to find the right shade of this ribbon. Finally, I had to dye it myself.

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    Jan 20, 2012, 08.55 AMby monikapullerits

    Looks lika lot of work and you did it wonderfully! Say, how’s weather over there? I’m going to visit San Diego in february (somewhere around 22-23 Feb). Is it warm there? Thank you :)

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      Jan 21, 2012, 03.02 AMby Kazmoda

      Thank you for your kind words!
      It’s rather chilly right now. Specially at night. It will warm up by the time you get here.

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    Jan 20, 2012, 08.37 AMby aggelicat .)

    such a nice coat!! wonderful work!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 08.27 AMby Handicrafteria *

    wonderful! especially like the fabric choice

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