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Addie Marie
« on: July 08, 2012 02:36:47 PM »

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Soooo it has been forever since I've posted, but I'm now going into my third year of college in Apparel Design & Development. I've had a lot of awesome classes, but one of the more intense ones was last semester when I took Advanced Pattern Development. We made tailored coats and pants! It was a really really long process from the first drape to the final product, but I'm so stoked about how it turned out. I was inspired by doors/arches/hinges, and carried that through the design with leather closures that snap on the double-breasted front, the shaped flying yoke, and the curved welt pockets. Before this class, I had never even done bound buttonholes!

But it was really, really worth it to do all the work of tailoring. All those hours of painful handstitching paid off! The coat is out of 70% Wool 30% Cashmere coating, the leather is hand-distressed, and the lining is 100% silk twill that I bought from Dharma Trading and handpainted. It is interfaced with a mixture of tricot & hair canvas. (Mostly hair canvas, and mostly fusible--the only sew-in was on the undercollar.) Um... There is a ton of twill tape and handmade shoulderpads and sleeve headers and chest pieces. If you want to read more about the making-of from pattern making to sewing, there's more here: http://www.addie-marie.com/2012/05/tailor-made.html... but enough chatter, here are some pictures!

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This was from our school's fashion show--I (eep!) modeled my coat and a dress I'd made. I also made the jeans and chevron top in the above photo, but that's another post for another day!

Thank you for looking! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012 03:26:50 PM »

Wow! Your inspiration definitely shows. I love love the leather closures. I would wear this every day! In the cold months. Smiley

« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012 03:50:51 PM »

You did a very fine job.
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2012 09:17:00 PM »

Wow! This is amazing! I adore the leather closures. The whole thing looks subtly steampunk ... which I love! ^_^

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012 04:17:18 AM »

well done, I am in awe.
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2012 03:43:33 PM »

looks great

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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2012 07:17:53 PM »

Thanks, everyone!! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2012 11:46:47 AM »

This is gorgeous!  I love the closures and I'm in awe that you hand tailored the entire thing start to finish.  You're my hero!

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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2012 12:02:38 PM »

Beautiful coat. Now you have a great coat and all those crazy skills to make more awesome pieces. Isn't it amazing to have all that knowledge in your brain and get validated with amazing pieces? Everything on the coat is amazing; the fabrics, the cut, the closures, the style. Lovely.

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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2012 01:43:14 PM »

That is uh-may-zing. Holy bananas. I will wander off a feel woefully inadequate now.

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