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Winter-White Bell Coat

Added Jan 15, 2015

by AneliseN

Tarzana, Califor...






I used Vogue 1419 by Ralph Rucci, an advanced coat pattern with flared sleeves, a flared skirt, a nipped waist, no shoulder sleeves, and nontraditional seam lines. It features welt pockets and buttonholes bound with a contrast fabric.

The coat itself was actually fairly easy to assemble. The details on the coat—especially the pockets and buttonholes—at least doubled the time it took to make the garment. I wrote a blog post with detailed pictures and instructions on how to make mitered corners, bound buttonholes, and welt pockets, here! http://anelisemadeit.blogspot.com/2015/01/bound-buttonholes-welt-pockets-and.html

I made a few significant changes to the pattern. First, I decided to fully line my coat. I liked the overall effect; I thought it was neater than the alternative and actually helped give my rather floppy wool the necessary body. The lining was pretty much a second copy of the coat. I also changed the type of buttonholes to traditional bound buttonholes.

For more pictures and information about how I assembled the coat, check out my blog! http://anelisemadeit.blogspot.com/2015/01/vogue-1419-my-winter-white-coat.html

Material Notes

I used a supple, winter-white wool blend lined with white silk dupioni.




Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear
Cashmere, Coating, Blends, Silk, Wool

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    Jan 21, 2015, 04.44 AMby sewing fanatic

    looks terrific

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    Jan 16, 2015, 10.32 AMby bkkmei

    Beautiful coat. Love it in white. You look fantastic and I think it looks far better than the Vogue pattern cover!

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    Jan 16, 2015, 03.20 AMby neveenkarnes

    its a lovely coat… well done!!

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    Jan 15, 2015, 07.14 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous coat, all the details are lovely and it looks great on you x

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    Jan 15, 2015, 06.51 PMby kisses

    Nicely done and it looks great

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    Jan 15, 2015, 06.29 PMby liliv-1

    I love white coats and this one is so beautiful!

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    Jan 15, 2015, 12.50 PMby floralgirl

    This looks like a really special coat!

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    Jan 15, 2015, 11.32 AMby yenny lee


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    Jan 15, 2015, 07.03 AMby cris orange

    The Pattern is very interesting and I love such details as bounded buttonholes. The result is beautiful and elegant.

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    Jan 15, 2015, 04.37 AMby rita61

    Your coat looks great on you; well done!

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