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« on: January 20, 2011 09:56:40 AM »

I love love love loved gopoundsand's version of this coat (see thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205894.0 and https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=235550.0 )!  I was so inspired that I went out and bought a bunch of fabric.... and then promptly forgot about it.

I moved all the fabric around from Portland, OR to Harrisburg, PA to New York City... and finally finished the jacket over the holidays after about a year and a half!  I'm so happy with the way it turned out.  I added a hood (like gopoundsand) and pockets, which was a little tricky.  I also added 6 buttons instead of the suggested 4.

Sorry for the quality of the pictures.  My camera is broken and my cell phone's camera isn't the best.  Q & C welcome!  Thanks for looking.

« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2011 10:14:14 AM »

I just looked at the pattern itself...I don't think I would buy the pattern based on the pictures they have on the front.  I would, however, TOTALLY buy the pattern because of your version (and gopoundsand's)!!  Great job!

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011 10:29:58 AM »

sooo cute!  i like more buttons to! they are cute and better for when i lose one or two, which i always seem to do

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011 12:48:00 PM »

You did an amazing job on that coat.  I like the extra buttons and the contrast between the dark lining and the red exterior.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011 05:07:59 AM »

Like amazing_784  said, if I saw that pattern I would of turned my nose in the air and walked away lol..... no, kidding.  But, I think the hood totally adds what the pattern was missing.  Choice of fabric, and extra buttons top it off.  Great construction.  I am bookmarking the pattern for future reference.... Was the sizing accurate, and instructions usable?  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011 10:40:55 AM »

One day i might have the courage to do something like that.
In the meanwhile...  OMG OMG Cheesy:D very cool

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