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« 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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