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kaffrin
« on: December 21, 2008 02:56:00 PM »

Just finished my winter coat, adapted from the free (!) Burdastyle Talea pattern (www.burdastyle.com/patterns/show/12). I made it a lot less busy, and had to adjust the sizing, as the shoulders and waist were huge on me. It's a bit of a labour of love - I've been working on it for weeks - but it wasn't that complicated, it's just a lot of coat to manoeuvre round your sewing machine! 

I got the fabric from ebay for super cheap - it's a great heavy pure wool, and I lined it in light grey polar fleece, so it's super warm, but not at all itchy to wear! Buttons were from my stash, so all in all, one very low budget coat!

These pics aren't the best, I'll try and get some natural light action shots when I can (too excited). My dressform has smaller boobs and bigger shoulders than me, so the fit isn't ideal, and the flash washed out all the colours - it's lovely and dark and subtle really, but you get the idea  Cheesy




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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008 03:09:06 PM »

WOW I really want this.
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008 03:10:55 PM »

This is wonderful work. The plaid matches so well on the front- Wow, is right!
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008 04:08:58 PM »

Thats really awesome Smiley GREAT job!
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008 04:32:12 PM »

OooOOoooh! That's beautiful; it looks so warm and cozy!
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2008 08:21:22 PM »

Wow, very nice.
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2008 08:40:32 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2008 12:37:03 AM »

This is so gorgeous! May I ask, how much fabric did you need for this roundabout?
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2008 02:32:08 AM »

May I ask, how much fabric did you need for this roundabout?

To match up the checks, I think I used somewhere in the region of 3 metres, but you might well get away with a little less if you had a plain fabric. For the lining I used about 2.5 metres. But because of the layout of the pattern pieces, I have a lot of useful-sized scraps left over of both Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2008 06:35:52 AM »

It looks very business like and professionally made, which is tough to pull off with plaids and working through several layers of thick fabric.  Great job on your new winter coat!
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