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Topic: My one-night Autumnal Autumn coat with shrinky-dink HALLOWEEN addition!!!  (Read 5679 times)
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« on: August 21, 2008 09:46:27 AM »

Seeing as i'm still learning to make clothes I decided to set myself a challenge- finish a coat in one night! Luckily I was successful... and wore the coat to a gig in Wales the next night!

It is based off Simplicity pattern 4047 which is a 50's reproduction cape/coat that also includes patterns for short trousers, pencil skirt and lovely top in a matching style. I made this out of orange tweeed that was 4.00 for 2 metres.

Because it's a cape style it doesnt have buttons bu I wanted it to close somehow. Because i'm a halloween fan and it is to be my september-november coat I made this shrinky plastic skull brooch to keep it closed. I really love it and so does my nan! Wink

Heres me in Wales modelling said coat.. ignore unknowing band member in background! Cheesy



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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008 09:52:18 AM »

I love this!  The color is awesome and I love the broach!  I wish I could accomplish that much in one night!!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008 10:02:38 AM »

Fabulous coat! And sewn so fast. I could never do that. It looks lovely on you.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008 10:05:44 AM »

It looks great on you! 


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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008 10:11:29 AM »

aww thanks guys.. that's made my day today! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008 10:17:30 AM »

Lovely coat! Perfect color, well done! I also really love the photo too - very artsy, looks like a magazine ad.
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2008 10:27:17 AM »

Awesome! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2008 11:15:44 AM »

Brilliant!  Was it difficult to work with tweed? 
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WOW, I love it, I am a huge orange fan Wink!!
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2008 11:31:56 AM »

Cheesy

No it wasnt difficult, but I guess that was because it was a fairly thin material, as far as tweeds go. It does fray a lot though.. so you'd be wise to zig-zag your edges earlier rather than later!
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