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« on: February 27, 2007 04:31:09 AM »

I love vintage clothes and vintage inspired things. Though I do have a number of vintage patterns I have never knit any of them due to lack of time etc. So this challenge was just the right excuse to dig through them...
...but I ended up not using any of them for my entry  Roll Eyes
Instead I used a modern pattern from knitandtonic, but let's start at the beginning.
I found these buttons recently and just had to buy them:

They are 32mm big and screamed coat/jacket to me. I searched through my stash and found some soft mohair yarn in matching pink; "Soft hair" from Gedifra in #4957.
I had seen some floaty coat/jacket on the cover of a vintage knitting magazine on ebay, but unfortunately too many people bid on that one. I was about to make up my own pattern when I came across Flair. Exactly what I had in mind! There was no need to reinvent the wheel, so I used that pattern to knit my coat.
Here it is hanger blocking sans buttons:

Trying it on for the first time and looking into the mirror I though that something was still missing(apart from the buttons). So I knit a fun fur collar to go with it(GGH "Apart" in black and pink)!

P.S.: I hope the pics show up as the craftster picture hosting is down at the moment.
P.P.S.: Self-timer pics suck, had to take over 20 to get these  Sad

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007 04:35:06 AM »

That just screams "Jackie O" to me. Very stylish and cute!  Smiley

« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2007 04:35:50 AM »

Great job!  I've always loved 'flair', but the added collar just throws it into the realm of 'vintage' even further.  Everything about this is perfect!

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2007 05:33:52 AM »

So cute!  You definitely need a pillbox hat!

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2007 11:03:06 AM »

Wow that's awesome!  I love the details (buttons, collar).  Love it!
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2007 03:22:48 PM »

that is really fabulous. i think i'm in love with those buttons!

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