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Topic: Properly double breasted bird print coat  (Read 8636 times)
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KitschyCoo
« on: November 25, 2008 05:53:09 AM »

I tweaked the elf coat pattern a bit to make it double breasted and gave it a peter pan collar.  I lined it with a really plush, cosy fleece, which is nice for the wearer but not nice for the maker.  Cheesy  I guess it is technically reversible but I didn't bother putting buttons on the fleece side as I couldn't imagine ever wanring to wear the soft side out and canvas side in.  I'm still having nightmares about making the buttonholes through thick fleece and canvas.  Tongue

I was going to wait and post this coat with another couple that I've cut out and started on, but I've been sidetracked so I'm not sure when I will finish them  Cry  One is about 95% done except for buttonholes and sleeve edges but I am kinda scared to do those bits as this coat is a triple layer (canvas, goretex fleece and lining cotton) and my machines are barely cooperating.  I hate to ruin it now after about 6 hours on it last night... Any one have any advice about working with things that are really stiff and thick?  My presser foot is as high as it goes but I was struggling to get the fabric to move and not skip stitches...

Anyway, here's the one that I did finish...



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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008 06:00:33 AM »

I logged in just to hit This Rocks! You did such an amazing job as it looks really professional. You must have a ton of patience! Great work.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008 06:02:36 AM »

I love this coat. Will you be selling them in your Etsy shop? Or maybe selling the pattern  Grin?
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008 06:03:46 AM »

This coat is gorgeous!  You did a wonderful job!!  I'd love to make my daughter a coat like this....don't know if I have the patience (or the talent!).  Good job!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2008 06:10:46 AM »

Oh, my gosh, it's wonderful!
And I love all the action shots...........  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2008 06:29:30 AM »

what a fantastic coat, and your daughter is so pretty in it.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2008 06:56:52 AM »

Beautiful!  I'm rather partial to birds, and this looks great!
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2008 07:06:29 AM »

This is great! You are so very talented!! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2008 07:10:23 AM »

This is an AWESOME coat!  What a fabulous job!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2008 07:36:44 AM »

This is so adorable... Whatever do you do with these masterful works of art when your child no longer fits into them? Keep them for the next kids, give them to friends, take them to shelters... Post them somewear for people to buy Wink?
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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2008 08:07:01 AM »

Gorgeous!!  Where did you find that fabric?  I LOVE peter pan collars....have yet to attempt one.  Is it difficult?
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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2008 08:36:42 AM »

Thanks everyone! 

I logged in just to hit This Rocks! You did such an amazing job as it looks really professional. You must have a ton of patience! Great work.

Thanks, I have a bit of patience (sometimes) but it's more stubborness that makes me finish things!

I love this coat. Will you be selling them in your Etsy shop? Or maybe selling the pattern  Grin?

Thanks Munora!  If there is interest in the pattern just let me know and I'll see what I can do!

This coat is gorgeous!  You did a wonderful job!!  I'd love to make my daughter a coat like this....don't know if I have the patience (or the talent!).  Good job!!

It's not as hard as it looks, honest.  Buttonholes were the hardest thing about it.  And, as always, lining non-stretch with stretch...  If you lined it with flannel or non-stretch faux fur it wouldn't be that hard.
This is so adorable... Whatever do you do with these masterful works of art when your child no longer fits into them? Keep them for the next kids, give them to friends, take them to shelters... Post them somewear for people to buy Wink?

Haha, I cram her in them anyway!  I've not been sewing that long so I don't have very much that she's grown out of, just some onesie / trouser sets and smaller dresses.  And the stuff I make now tends to be big so it'll fit for awhile.

Gorgeous!!  Where did you find that fabric?  I LOVE peter pan collars....have yet to attempt one.  Is it difficult?

Peter pan collars are surprisingly easy, I was scared for awhile but they are one of the easiest necklines around.  The only hard bit is drafting it the right size.  They're especially quick when you are attaching it to something lined as there's no bias tape or facings involved.
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2008 08:39:18 AM »

Sorry, meant to say the fabric is from Ikea.  I got five or so different fabrics for coats...  they're really nice and sturdy, and not very expensive either!
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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2008 09:03:31 AM »

Adorable!!  Too cute for words!  I love the fabric!! 
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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2008 09:08:32 AM »

this looks fantasic! i love the peter pan collar.  the fabric is perfect and the orange buttons are a great addition. soo cute!
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« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2008 09:14:36 AM »

I want one...for me! Such a beautiful coat! You have a very lucky little girl.
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« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2008 09:47:47 AM »

ooh i love it!! i love all your coats. too bad your monkey's a bit smaller than mine, otherwise i'd hunt you down and steal one while you weren't looking Wink i'd love a pattern or tute if yo have time!
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« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2008 10:34:38 AM »

Cute fabric!
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« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2008 12:08:10 PM »

Ahhhhh cute.  Very cute.  I love the fabric and I love the style.  You did a great job!
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« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2008 02:09:49 PM »

ooh i love it!! i love all your coats. too bad your monkey's a bit smaller than mine, otherwise i'd hunt you down and steal one while you weren't looking Wink i'd love a pattern or tute if yo have time!

I shouldn't be telling you this but I feel safe on the other side of the ocean... it's a bit big for dd, fits 3yr old ds like a glove!  Grin
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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2008 02:43:42 PM »

That is so cute!  What a great pattern you made - love the fabric and the big buttons.

When I'm sewing thick stuff I make sure I have a heavy weight needle and sometimes using heavier thread helps, too. 
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« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2008 05:35:29 PM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2008 09:04:06 PM »

ooh i love it!! i love all your coats. too bad your monkey's a bit smaller than mine, otherwise i'd hunt you down and steal one while you weren't looking Wink i'd love a pattern or tute if yo have time!

I shouldn't be telling you this but I feel safe on the other side of the ocean... it's a bit big for dd, fits 3yr old ds like a glove!  Grin

lol i dunno, the uk isn't THAT big...and dd is in 3ts now... Wink

maybe i won't turn international stalkerish if you post a pattern. or make me a tester if you're going to make it to sell Cheesy

now if only i lived near ikea still. le sigh. we had TWO in chicago. zilch-o for states and states now...
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« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2008 05:56:44 AM »

I just bought this same fabric, it did not occur to me to make clothing out of it Cheesy

Unfortunately, you've hit the heavy duty limit of your sewing machine. Not all machines are created equal and most folks hit what you've run into here at some point or another. It's like trying to tow a yacht with a Mini Cooper, just not going to go well. Most people don't think of clothing construction as heavy duty, but jeans, coats & often period costumes are, even if they are being made in childrens sizes. Hand cranking instead of using the pedal is the safest way to use an underpowered or average machine on a heavy duty project.

Great stuff! Good luck on the rest of the set!
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« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2008 09:53:07 AM »

WOW!!  This is so pretty!!  Do you make them for big kids too?  (Like twenty-somethings?)   Grin  Great job!  And your daughter is adorable!!
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« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2008 10:58:00 AM »

I adore this coat AND fabric -- great job
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« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2008 12:05:01 PM »

Such a cute little coat.  I am still pretty new to sewing clothing but I hope to be able to do something like this at some point.  I just love it.  Loved the green one too! Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2008 02:09:30 PM »

my machine has a feed drop tap for thicker fabrics like quilts. maybe yours has something simular.
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« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2008 04:26:59 PM »

Absolutely adorable!  Love the fabric, lining, the buttons are just perfect too.
Well done!
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« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2008 06:18:32 PM »

ooh i love it!! i love all your coats. too bad your monkey's a bit smaller than mine, otherwise i'd hunt you down and steal one while you weren't looking Wink i'd love a pattern or tute if yo have time!

I shouldn't be telling you this but I feel safe on the other side of the ocean... it's a bit big for dd, fits 3yr old ds like a glove!  Grin

lol i dunno, the uk isn't THAT big...and dd is in 3ts now... Wink

maybe i won't turn international stalkerish if you post a pattern. or make me a tester if you're going to make it to sell Cheesy

now if only i lived near ikea still. le sigh. we had TWO in chicago. zilch-o for states and states now...
Pick me! Pick me! I want to do a tester.  Grin PLEASE.
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« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2008 08:32:26 PM »

oh my goodness, i looooooove that fabric and the coat is great as well. as is the daughter. congrats on that one too, haha!
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« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2008 11:03:46 AM »

This is gorgeous! I am impressed. I will not be trying anything that ambitious for a while yet!
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« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2008 08:17:16 PM »

absolutely adorable ! ! ! 

Let me know when you start selling the pattern as I would love one Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2008 07:55:02 AM »

I like hand button holes, but they take a substantial weight fabric for them. Sounds like this may be perfect for you. The hand sewn button holes give an expensive tailored look with rounded ends (stitching only) rather than square ends. First, you slit the button hole with a seam ripper or button hole cutter, then you do a button hole stitch around the edges. You can lay a cord along edge (before button hole stitch) to give substance and strength to your stitches. This is common in hand tailored suits.

Here is a site that shows what I mean...
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« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2008 02:57:40 PM »

This is so cool, why don't they sell grown up coats that are this awesome?!
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« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2008 12:05:12 PM »

I can't wait for this pattern! I really want to try it out! And I'd be modifying the collar a bit for ds too, I think! I'd love to make the kids matching coats (within reason of course!)
All the coats I have seen that you've done are amazing!
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« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2008 06:09:48 AM »

WOW! I LOVE this! Fantastic job!
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« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2008 05:04:06 AM »

Oh oh oh! I want one in my size please. Women's XL. lol.....
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« Reply #38 on: December 24, 2008 01:20:58 PM »

My daughter would look *adorable* in that! (much like your baby does!)
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« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2008 11:33:00 PM »

Absolutely beautiful!
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« Reply #40 on: December 27, 2008 08:06:33 AM »

Squee!!!! this is so freaking cute!  I wish my sewing skills were better so I could make something equally as cute for my baby.
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« Reply #41 on: December 28, 2008 08:55:10 AM »

I want one in my size! It is so adorable.
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« Reply #42 on: December 29, 2008 11:46:24 AM »

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