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« on: December 10, 2007 03:59:25 PM »

I used Simplicity 7805 (a pattern from 1967 for a coat dress) to make my coat. I went to the garment district in New York City with a marker of the color I wanted and showed every fabric store owner in the entire world, and no one had wool in anything resembling yellow. I got depressed. Somehow out of the corner of my eye I spotted the right color in one of the stores and rubbed myself against it only to find it was fake fur, which I detest. I was upset but realized the wrong side of the fabric was this reallllly nice microsuede. And ... it only cost $7. So I bought 2 1/2 yards of the fabric at $7 per yard and used the wrong side as the outside for my coat and left the fake fur as my already there lining. I made a ton of alterations to the pattern especially due to the fact that there was no lining or facing, but I still had to hide my seams. I covered my own 1 3/4" buttons with a tutorial floating around and made my first bound buttonholes. I changed the pattern by removing the belt, flaps, removable collar and pleat. I used less buttons, added cuffs and made it shorter. I had to entirely hand sew the cuffs because they were a last minute thing and my machine couldn't fit the arm in the cuff because it was too thin. The collar came out a bit too thick but it's okay. It was also really difficult to reduce the bulk in the seams.. But I really love how it turned out and I tried to keep the inside not too messy in case people saw the inside.

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So what do you all think?
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2007 04:05:14 PM »

i love how it matches your shoes! 

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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2007 04:08:42 PM »

Hey - loven the coat!

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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2007 04:10:35 PM »

i love it! and the matching shoes = ace

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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2007 04:23:53 PM »

Simply cute!  I love it!!!  The inside looks rather neat, great job on that Smiley  Also, props to you for the alterations and ingenuity you applied in making this coat.  Awesome work!
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2007 04:40:50 PM »

I love it .. and I bet its toasty warm
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2007 04:43:46 PM »

Great job! That's a really nice jacket, I love it!! I love the vintage feel to it, again, I love it!

Question; Where did you get your amazing shoes!

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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2007 04:48:00 PM »

Great job!  I might have to tackle a project like this in the future, but in kelly green.  In the way future.  Yours looks awesome.
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2007 05:21:16 PM »

i love it! i need to make me a coat one day. I adore the color, it looks so soft too!

« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2007 05:26:07 PM »

best coat ever!  i love it!!! it looks so cute with your yellow chucks too!
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