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A purple coat

This is the first coat I’ve sewn in years. I’ve been planning one for a number of years now, but it never happened. I hope to have photos of me wearing the coat later, but sometimes that just doesn’t happen either. I’ve worn it outside already and it’s nice and comfy. Great coat for a bicycle ride to run some errands and it’s a good car coat too.






The coat is not very heavily tailored. It has interlining of cotton for extra warmth as I showed in another post. Of course sleeveheads and shoulderpads but not completely fused with interfacing on the front, no shoulder stay for example. That’s for another time. I can see that would further improve it, but for now I’m really satisfied with the result. I would do a few things different next time (for example decide in an earlier stage to use interlining or not, the buttons could have been a bit larger), but we all have those thoughts just after we finish such a project, don’t we?
The pattern I started of with was from BurdaStyle magazine, september 2009.




Contrary to what the line drawing suggests, the collar is just a rectangle without any shaping. I lowered center front about an inch and shaped it to a curve, higher in the front than the back. I changed a few other details too, but the general idea is the same.
The lining is quite colourful, not exactly a style my friends expected from me when they saw it during our sewing weekend ;). As a lining it suits me very well.



The fabric itself is a lovely wool, given to me by my friend Viv, thanks again Viv! I brought her some lingerie fabrics. Coating fabric is hard for me to find, as is lingerie fabric for her, perfect swap.

Next time: my son’s shirt, finished in the meantime too.



Comments

  1. Your coat is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colour. (I'll bet it would be difficult for you to get lost in a crowd?) Winter is dreary enough - it's good to add colour.

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  2. Ive been looking forward to seeing the result - its lovely, the lining too! Angela

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  3. Great Coat.

    http://games-gameworld.blogspot.com

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  4. Hello Sigrid,

    Nice coat. Are you the same Sigrid as from this blog https://kledingmakentips.wordpress.com/

    I really like the projects you are making and how secure you make them. I did a lot of sewing but after a few difficult years (health problems) I am a bit out. If you like to see my techniques please look at https://djaktief.wordpress.com/naaien-tips-en-trucs/

    Bye, groetjes,

    Dorothé

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  5. And if you are the same Sigrid I would like to let you know that this link http://sewingtutorials.blogspot.com/ does not work any more and in my remembrance there were so many good pictures and discriptions. Can you help.

    Bye, groetjes,

    Dorothé

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  6. Beautiful! The lining is perfect too!

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  7. @ Djaktief/Dorothé: Yes, I'm the same Sigrid. I had a lot of plans for the Dutch blog but as I moved twice this year it simply didn't happen.
    The sewing tutorials blog was closed about two years ago as too many links were not valid any more. I've linked to a few on my pinterest boards but it's not all there used to be on the tutorials blog.
    Groetjes, Sigrid

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  8. The coat looks wonderful. I love crazy lining. A woman I know knew I'd made my coat when she saw the lining. It's a fun secret and neither of us would actually wear this print on the outside

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  9. Please let me know your Pinterestname Sigrid. You can find me under https://nl.pinterest.com/djaktief/ with several sewing boards. I have found some of your pins but not your account so I cannot follow you.

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  10. A link to my pinterest boards: https://nl.pinterest.com/sigriddl/

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