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« on: August 22, 2008 07:32:08 AM »

Hey guys!  Cheesy

Summer is almost finished, meaning that autumn and winter are coming very soon...
And since such a project must be quite long to do, why don't we start now?  Wink

Like I said, it's a long project, so if you think you may do one like, in september or october, the topic will still be up for you!

As for my project.

Winter Lolita-ish Coat [ Cat themed ]


Inspiration : x
Pattern (With some modif.) : Burda 7857

I fell in love at first sight with the lolita dress like, 8 months ago. Yet it's too long (Below the knee!) and too costy! (200$... Ouch!)
So I told myself, Why don't I try to do it by myself?  Cheesy
I found a similar pattern, that is like, 90% accruate.

I'll have to modify :


- Add some faux-fur, or another soft fabric, at the bottom of the coat ,sleeves and pockets.
- Maybe add a detachable cat-tail just for the fun of it. ♥
- Make the coat a bit more Poofy at the bottom, and a little bit shorter.
- Add a corset-type thing on the back, so the fit is almost perfect!
- Do the cape (If someone can help me with this... D:)

Material needed :


The Pattern
- 4 yards of Black Wool
- 1 to 2 yards of Faux-fur (Or white wool, depending on price  Embarrassed)
- 3 yards of lining
- To be completed

Progress : 5%
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2008 12:34:42 PM »

I am designing a coat to be made from an old denim shirt and denim skirt, which I plan to overdye to what I hope will be something like charcoal grey or blue-grey.  I probably won't be actually starting before next month.  Maybe I'll get some sketches done, I'm just in the looking for inspiration phase now, and kind of all over the map, though leaning toward something like a tailcoat or perhaps something else with Victorian influences.


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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2008 01:31:01 PM »

I am designing a coat to be made from an old denim shirt and denim skirt, which I plan to overdye to what I hope will be something like charcoal grey or blue-grey.  I probably won't be actually starting before next month.  Maybe I'll get some sketches done, I'm just in the looking for inspiration phase now, and kind of all over the map, though leaning toward something like a tailcoat or perhaps something else with Victorian influences.
I would totally be glad if you could post your work here!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2008 02:56:21 PM »

Hi!  I'm going to be starting a winter coat or two ASAP  Smiley  I'll be making Butterick's 4928, which is a vintage swing coat pattern... Or B5189/M5480 (basically the same pattern!) which is a longer swing coat with a Peter Pan collar.  Now, just to get the fabric and some space to sew in... LOL
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008 06:43:38 AM »

I haven't started mine yet - I keep getting caught up in other projects.  Of course it's still 90 degrees here, so it's hard to get enthusiastic about coats!  But I will be coating-along eventually.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2008 10:53:26 AM »

I gathered my reference/inspiration pics for my jacket:

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL83/536735/777068/336269271.jpg


I'm leaning toward keeping the denim color.


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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2008 11:48:47 AM »

I'm currently working on making DD a jacket using Mccall's 4596:  http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M4596.htm??tab=out_of_print/jackets_coats&page=3

It's going to be black fleece, in the longer length, with a hood based on her last jacket, and much larger pockets.  I've also moved the seams around a little bit and put the pocket in the princess seam instead of the side seam.  Basically, I'm trying to duplicate her old coat, but make it longer. Since I had a bunch of the lining fabric left, I'm also planning on making her some fingerless gloves to go with it.

Ludi, those are really cool coats, but the burgundy one might be a little chilly. Wink Of course, I suppose that also depends on where you live.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2008 07:15:34 AM »

Ludi helped direct me here - thanks!
speaking of...I love the back of the plaid - top front of the fur trimmed (upper left) and mid section of burgundy...that'd be for me Smiley maybe I'll have to give it a whirl for spring if my winter actually works)

I'll be starting my coat soon too - thought about it 2 weeks ago, but was 85ish outside...now that it's 40 out in the morning - I think I best get hustlin'!
I'll be back with pattern & such soon.
Looking forward to sewing along with others...It'll be my first time - be gentle Wink
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2008 09:11:14 AM »

Here are the garments I'll be reconstructing into the coat:

denim shirt (way too big)

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL83/536735/777068/337125809.jpg

denim skirt (will become the skirts of the coat as in the plaid example above, and possibly parts of the lapels and sleeves - we'll see!))

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL83/536735/777068/337125813.jpg
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2008 05:06:05 AM »

I would like to participate in the coat-along.  I'm going to try making my first coat from the New Look pattern number 6736. 

http://www.simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=6736

However, instead of the collar that is on the coat, I'm planning to add a hood.  I'm also going to (foolishly?) try to line it with material from a quilted matress cover that I no longer have a use for, to make it warmer.  I have some old curtains that I'm going to use for material if they're big enough.  If this one turns out at all well, then I will probably make another later of wool or velvet.
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