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« on: January 04, 2010 04:26:42 AM »

I have started a craftalong to submit a project to every one of the completed projects on craftster this year. I am trying to stretch myself creatively and not just keep doing the same easy things. Join us http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=329582.0

this is my first project a winter coat I have been meaning to make for ages, the fur fabric is gorgeous, very soft and interestingly, cool to the touch, I have had the fabric for a couple of years, the pattern is from the december Burda world of fashion magazine, its this one. http://www.burdafashion.com/en/Magazines/burda_style/102_Coat/1270777-1000019-1752516-1753688.html I am tall so the coat is not ankle length on me and I skipped the belt,  the size was a little small, so i enlarged it a little. All in all i am pretty happy with how it turned out. i ended up with a notched collar, as i forgot to enlarge the collar piece! But it looks fine. I am in my PJs in these pix and look sooooo sexy!



hmm funny fuzzy spot in the middle of these pix, wonder why.


the buttons have a bit of history. i picked up a bunch of them about 15years ago at a flea market and had forgotten all about them, but they came back to me last year. they had been hiding out at my ex-mother-in-laws house. So I used ones of the same size, but all different. They are 'fake' as in there are hooks and eyes hiding underneath to close the coat as buttonholes in fur are not a good idea imho

this pic doesnt do them justice, the top is a gorgeous heavy black sparkly button, the middle a metal one with a stag on it, there is a purple sparkly one and an plainer black and purple one on there.

The lining is a stretch jersey, which manages to be simultaneously more forgiving and more frustrating to use as a lining than regular lining. I wanted a punchy design and wanted it to feel nice as the coat is so touchable


I know that this coat doesnt exactly make me look svelte, but it is so touchable and huggable and warm, i love it.

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010 06:00:22 AM »

wow!  I love it!!  I would be so proud of myself if I made that jacket.  I absolutely love that second picture!
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010 08:29:24 AM »

mmmmgreenm thanks, the second pic is my crucifiction pose, according to my daughter who took the pix

actually it wasnt too difficult to make, the worst part about fur fabric is cutting it out. By the time I had finished with this one, the kitchen looked like I had been shaving a dozen cats. I will be picking up fluff for weeks!
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010 08:45:09 AM »

You did a lovely job! i can't imagine making a COAT! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010 11:55:58 AM »

I wore it out into the real world for the first time today and it is so warm. My daughter and I were shopping together (she is almost 15) and she kept stroking my arm and my back, which was sweet. its a coat that invites affection!
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2010 05:31:08 AM »

Great result! I know what you mean about using fur, it a great end product but whoa! the mess in between Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2010 11:27:15 AM »

you + your amazing coat = HAWTNESS

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2010 01:13:00 PM »

weeblesSPLAT  awww thanks. You've made my day
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2010 06:59:13 AM »

Nice job Edel, it looks great on you! Grin Beautiful work - I adore the lining fabric and the buttons are fabulous! I love that it invites affection too. LOL
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2010 07:40:54 AM »

Thanks InShambles. BTW I am off to the Uk next month, let me know if there is anything in particular you want. newspapers are always easy, they dont use tokens for the tube, mostly stored value cards these days, but i am sure we have the odd paper ticket or two knocking around here somewhere, my daughters dad lives in London so we go there regularly.
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