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« on: August 22, 2011 07:44:04 AM »

http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_570xN.263762613.jpg

Ok, looks like she has a serger, but does anyone know if I could do this without a serger?  I want one of these coats, but $400 plus getting it shipped from Ireland is a little more than my budget can take.

besides, she only makes it in size 12, boo.
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011 09:41:06 AM »

If your machine has zigzag, you should be able to get a similar effect.  The wavy ness of the seems is because she is stretching the material (probably a cotton Lycra.  100% Cotton would work, but you would want to cut all the pieces on the bias I think, so it would stretch better from all directions) while she is sewing it.  To get the thicker black line she has (definitely a serger) you would want to have the zigzag set so they are close together, and a wide stitch width.  You might need to do a lot of trimming, depending on how close you can sew to the edge.  I would highly recommend a stretch/tricots needle as well.  I would also recommend practicing till your comfortable with the technique before you start the real thing.  She might be starting with a premade shirt and adding on...depends a bit on what is happening in the front.

Best of luck!  Her coats are very cool Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011 11:21:10 AM »

Agreed with suereal - you can use a zigzag on your regular machine. It probably won't look quite as thick/neat, but it'll work. As for the material, as far as I know the coats are made from recycled sweaters, which will do that wavy thing pretty easily.
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2011 12:17:18 PM »

Ah yes!  Wool would do that too.  Any knit I imagine would work Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011 02:21:55 PM »

Thanks.  I've been practicing with old sweaters and have made some passable hand warmers.  I will post pics when I have something I'm not totally disgusted with, lol   Wink
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011 12:41:45 PM »

HAHAHAHAHA FOUND IT!!!!!!!  It took some work, because the comment on someone's facebook page was hidden on the 7th page of my 10th Google search, but I did it, and I'm quite willing to share.

She pretty much started it, from what she says, and now she's offering the pattern for a mere $7, and, trust me, that is extremely inexpensive. 

Oh and BTW a serger is almost definitely a must for these.  In fact, the directions call for a serger, so she considers one essential.

The other thing is finding approximately 20 plus size sweaters of the right style and construction for the coat.  That could be more of a challenge than anything else.

Trisha, excited to be getting one of these patterns.....I already ordered mine.    Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012 12:37:42 PM »

Wait where can we buy the pattern from?  I've been wanting one of these for so long!
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012 06:12:39 PM »

if i had a serger i'd TOTALLY buy the pattern, I work at value village, so finding the sweaters would be easy!
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012 03:06:12 PM »

try http://katwise.com/ and http://www.etsy.com/shop/katwise?section_id=10274497she also has a youtube video of her making onehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wC8vu2BoBE, i am in the process of collecting sweaters for one as well, she recomends having 20 sweaters.  i am only buying ones that are $.50 or free.. and i am going to try it without the pattern, but i never follow patterns.
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2012 03:15:23 AM »

we always get in really simple sweaters for $1 or $2, and i get 50% off, and working there i could check every day... hmmmm... may have to try to convince grandma to let me borrow her serger....
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