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Winter Blues Coat Simplicity 2311

Added Nov 20, 2013

by Thelittletai...

London, United K...




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Occasionally a fabric is so irresistible that I simply have to nab it there and then and worry later about what it is destined to become. That was the case with this Duck- egg blue coating. It had me at the colour.
It is actually a duffel wool and incredibly thick with a short velvety pile in a herringbone pattern and apparently the exact wool that Burberry have previously used to make their duffel coats ( ooo how fancy! hehe). I was happy the coating was so thick as it meant I didn’t need to worry about underlining it (I like my coats super-duper cosy so any regular coating gets an extra layer) this meant less construction time and less expense, happy days! However it is pretty bulky and dense and so I knew I would have to be a bit careful about the design of coat I chose. The thickness couldn’t really cope with any fullness or any fussy details, layers translated instantly to lumps.
For fasteners I decided to go for giant snaps. I have seen them on lots of the current coats about and although I usually avoid anything that is trending like this when making a key piece as I like to keep big items like coats as classic and timeless as possible, I think they are really cute (I have always loved little poppers) and couldn’t find any buttons that went with the colour of the wool anyway.
I chose the gold- tone ones as I liked the contrast of the gold against the blue but once the coat was constructed the solid gold colour was quite bold and so I thought I would tone them down by adding a splash of duck-egg blue enamel model paint. In the end I had to mix three colours to get a good match but I am so chuffed with the more subtle appearance and the durability of the paint that it was totally worth the effort!

For more information and a full review please pop over to my sewing blog .




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    Nov 27, 2013, 10.07 AMby Ruthie-fish

    Very lovely! It looks fantastic for staying toasty warm!

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    Nov 22, 2013, 07.16 PMby trploceanmoon

    This color is so perfect for you! You look so pretty in it!! Lovely job!

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    Nov 22, 2013, 06.34 PMby pictureit17

    Beautiful coat, such a classic style.

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    Nov 22, 2013, 04.14 PMby TalulaTwinkle

    Such a beautiful coat and colour. Simply perfect and it looks great on you! :)

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    Nov 22, 2013, 01.11 PMby Meldbombs


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    Nov 22, 2013, 01.36 AMby Phronimos

    This is great, I love the styling and it’s so pretty and stylish with your hair colour!

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    Nov 22, 2013, 01.19 AMby madyb

    This is perfect!I love the color!

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    Nov 21, 2013, 09.44 PMby MandieW

    Take a peek at the homepage, you’ve made our member project of the week!

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    Nov 21, 2013, 06.52 PMby Kocotte

    it is perfect and what a nice coat

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    Nov 21, 2013, 11.34 AMby la-nina1

    Looks perfect, love the color!

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    Nov 21, 2013, 07.32 AMby Malin Jönsson

    Im in love! its gorgeous!

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    Nov 21, 2013, 07.13 AMby cathysews


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    Nov 21, 2013, 12.33 AMby rita61

    Great coat!

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    Nov 20, 2013, 10.49 PMby kihli

    Great coat, looks fabulous on you!

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    Nov 20, 2013, 10.24 PMby sarahsdaughter

    That is your colour you look great in your coat.

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    Nov 20, 2013, 10.17 PMby cris orange

    wow, love it! the fabric, the colour, the buttons and the pattern you chose – everything!

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    Nov 20, 2013, 10.07 PMby MegH

    This is lovely! I adore that color.

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