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Topic: Asymetrical grey wool+lime green winter coat NOW WITH TUTE  (Read 10269 times)
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« on: May 23, 2007 02:35:59 PM »

So its the heat of summer here in florida and no better time to post a  heavy winter coat i made this year for spring break (We went to Italy and it snowed. it was cold.) But the jacket held up reallly well. I prety much lived in it for the whoe week and a half.

Anyway I got the grey wool from a friend of a friend, she had washed it once so it sort of felted. Im not sure if you can tell from the pictures but the colors really pop. I was originally going to use a zipper for cllosure, but i decieded i liked the silvery star buttons better. Plus the zippper make it all bumply and unattractive. I made the sleeves extra long because idon't wear gloves,  but I can also cuff them and show of the limyness if i want to. Enough of me talking. Pics!!





detail of button (i made it kind of like frogs with tightly braided embroidery thread)


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And now, TUTORIAL............



Youll need to add 1" for seam allowancesto all your measuremnets, plus an extra half inch for every dotted line the measurement crosses.

Cut out 1 of everything in outer fabric and 1 in the lining material. Sew the lining pieces to the outer fabric pieces and press accordingly, then turn inside out.

Sew the sides of the back and fronts, then the top (shoulder?) pieces. You should have a vest/sleeveless shape.

Now set in the sleeves (this may take a little wrestling if youre working with bulky fabrics)

You may want to press open the lapels, but i found that they stayed flipped over on their own. Just add buttons (or other closures) and you're ready to brave the cold!

Comments, q's always welcome!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2007 02:39:20 PM »

Wow, that is sweet. Very nice.
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007 02:49:12 PM »

so cool  ! i love the green inside ...
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2007 02:49:51 PM »

oooh i love it! Smiley  Looks great... you want to make me one?!? lol   Roll Eyes

~joi~
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007 03:01:03 PM »

That looks great!  Did you follow a pattern?
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2007 03:05:44 PM »

no pattern whatsoever. Thanks for your comments everyone!
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007 03:18:46 PM »

I was just thinking the other day that grey and green is an awesome combination of colours!  Good job on your coat, I love the buttons too!
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007 03:20:34 PM »

I love the buttons and the way the lime part folds so that it shows.  A great coat, perfect for June!
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2007 03:27:26 PM »

I love that so much! Great job! The colors go together so well!
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2007 03:46:18 PM »

heheh, you must be from Florida if that's a heavy winter coat.

nice job!

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