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A first picture of my coat. It’s not finished as you can see, but you’ll get the impression how it will be.

I don’t have lining yet, I have seen a lining in red with some black in it, but it was in a shop not close to where I live. I’ll shop for lining soon, and in the meanwhile I can further finish this with the facings, hemming, shoulder pads and sleevehead…. Enough to do, and there are already countless hours in this coat. And there’s still the jacket to finish. How I long to sew something that will be ready within two hours (think my next project will be a knit top).

SaskiaB: I went to the HEMA and their ‘zoomband’ was sold out here (never knew they sell it). For the remaining seams I used a double sided adhesive tape (vliesofix), but it was less easy to work with than the double layer of fusible interfacing. But your thoughts (also Marie-Christine) were very much appreciated.  As are all comments!

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  1. Wow, that is looking fantastic! I love the way you've matched the plaid on the bias!

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  2. Your coat is looking fantastic!! It's gorgeous!!!!

    Groetjes, Collie

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  3. Yep, brilliantly beautiful! Remind us of the pattern number...

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  4. The coat is outstanding! Definitely worth all the hours put into it.

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  5. Awesome - that is ONE great coat!

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  6. Your coat is looking fantastic! The plaid matching on the sleeves looks great and I love the interplay between the large & small houndstooth.
    And the waistline shaping looks really pretty. I agree with the next project - I am also craving an easy knit top :)

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  7. Its looking really good Sigrid, I especially love the bias section at the front. It will be worth all those hours of sewing!

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  8. This is just amamzing, Sigrid! I love it! What a beautiful coat!

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  9. But it's stunning! So all of those hours are so worth it!

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  10. I bow down to you. Your skills never cease to amaze me.

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  11. I love this coat!!! I can totally imagine it with a great lining with some red in it. :)

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  12. The long hours have paid off - it looks fantastic!

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  13. Oh, Sigrid! I just told myself I wasn't ever going to make a coat. But, then you go and show this! It's going to be a killah piece!

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  14. I love how you used the fabric. The design is gorgeous!

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  15. Your coat looks stunning Sigrid.

    HEMA...I remember HEMA from when I was a student in Rotterdam! It was a good cheap place to buy almost everything. Even a hotdog "met saus."

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  16. Amazing!! It's going to be fantatic!

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  17. Oh, that is going to be stunning!

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  18. This is beautiful. I love the front bias detail.

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  19. AMEI TEU BLOG!!!ADORO COSTURAR PASSA LÁ :http://anaoliveira-yahoo.blogspot.com/


    bjs

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  20. That coat looks pretty amazing so far. I love the layout of the plaids!

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  21. Wonderful. It has a vintage style, perhaps "mod", however it looks very modern. Congratulations Sigrid

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  22. Oh man, that is a cool coat! Can't wait to see what lining you choose!

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  23. It's looking so gorgeous already. Can't wait to see it on you. Great fabric!

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  24. Sigrid - your coat is just gorgeous!

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  25. Beautiful coat! Thank you also for the tip about the double interfacing --- I will definitely try that technique!

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  27. Beautiful coat! I have that same fabric, and am in awe of how you tamed that loose weave. Brilliant construction.

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  28. Your coat is beautiful! What you have done with the plaid is wonderfully delightful and executed with perfection, wowzers! Please show us your masterpiece on when it is finished.

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  29. WOW, Sigrid, your coat is turning out awesome! You are doing a fabulous job

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