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« on: November 03, 2012 05:48:23 PM »

This was my first winter coat I ever made for myself, back in 2008.  The pattern was McCalls 5513 and I used the size 10 to allow me to wear a thick sweater under it and still be able to close the coat.  The fabric was a gift from my hubby as an anniversary present.  The fabrics were Plum colored wool coating, purple plaid wool suiting, and a purple wool sateen.  I went with all wool for warmth, even though I'm allergic to it, it does it's job lol.
 
I sort of made the buttons from velvet covered ones I found.  I added the rhinestones to it because I had a thing for bling at the time (my phone was COVERED in rhinestones).  I ended up only using 3 buttons since I didn't like the way they looked when I laid them all out, it was too cluttered looking.

I also lengthened the sleeves to make it more wearable for NYC winters. I omitted the applique on the back since it was kind of tacky looking to me. The collar facing is also made of the coat wool in case I want to fold it down. There is also a bit more top-stitching to give it a more professional finished look. I didn't top-stitch down the pleats, I left them open to give it bit more flowiness.

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2012 07:27:41 PM »

skillz.  damn thats awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012 06:09:07 AM »

Pretty! I like coats like that: warm, comfy and stylish.

Great job! I should really make me a coat one day. I think I have the skills, the costs of the wool fabric is what stops me so far!
Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012 06:27:58 AM »

This is stunning and with all that wool, must be warm. Great Job.
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012 07:07:46 AM »

The fabric was a steal, all of it cost about $30 in a closeout bin, my hubby was diving into a dumpster type bin full of misc types of fabrics for a set price.  He actually found and coordinated all the fabrics on his own, I was so proud lol.  Depending on where you look, the wool can be anywhere from $5/yd on up for better stuff.  I had a friend actually re-purpose an old wool blanket for a coat and you'd never know.  She found it at a thrift shop for $10.
This pattern was a lot more work than the one I used for my hooded fall jacket.  That pattern was a lot easier to use and still looks great http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=416331.0 .  If you want to make a jacket and want an easier pattern, I'd go with that first.
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012 10:14:12 AM »

This coat is so beautiful. The combination of plum wool and pleating is very luxe. Incredible job.
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012 06:44:39 PM »

That is really awesome! I wanna make a coat, but my skills are no where near that level Sad
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2012 11:42:53 AM »

I love the colour and style.  You did a fantastic job with sewing all the details, and your hubby is awesome for matching the fabric. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2012 03:38:27 PM »

This is beautiful!! I love the color and the shape of it. It's perfect for winter and such a timeless style. I bet you'll wear this for years to come.
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2012 09:47:59 AM »

Beautiful.
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2012 12:28:49 PM »

awesome, very awesome. how much of the wool fabric did it take? (I got some embroidered wool felt incredibly cheap in a store close-out sale lol)
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2013 10:57:22 AM »

That's a knock-em-dead kind of coat. Stunning! And I love the colors.
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2016 06:07:04 AM »

I came here to echo what everyone else is already saying. This coat is phenomenal. I've always loved the style of those coats with the flared bottoms. I'm sure that's not the right term for it, but I'm not sure how else to describe it. Swingy? Dresslike? Absolutely freaking beautiful?

I cannot get over this coat. It's amazing.
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2016 11:15:49 AM »

That is a gorgeous coat!
I love its shape and I love the color.
You did an awesome job!
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