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« on: February 18, 2011 06:17:15 PM »

I ending up having a lot of delicious blue wool-cashmere leftover after making my husband's tabard for a Musketeer costume. It was such a beautiful colour and fabric, that I decided to make a coat for myself. It was made last winter but I just recently got around to taking photos.

Everything went along pretty smoothly - except for one thing. The size. I made it using a pattern, which allowed for 'wearing winter clothes underneath' room. I'd never made a coat so I thought it would fit fine with the extra 'wearing ease' given so I cut out my size and it ended up being so big I'd have to wear three sweaters underneath for it to fit. So sadly I never wore it, it just sat in the closet, and I finally put it up on ebay and sold it. But it was a great learning experience, and next time round I will make a muslin one and go down a few sizes.

The pattern I used (I love the 'mix-and-match' options). I do recommend the pattern, I'd just do a mockup first or go a size down or up, depending on how much wearing ease; they add like 7 inches.
And the tabard from whence it came.

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2011 06:26:20 PM »

Gorgeous! Its sad that you didn't get to keep it, but I'm sure someone loves it now!
Thanks for letting us know about that pattern, I actually have everything to my jacket from it sitting in my craft room, but I will definetly check the sizing now! Thanks a million!

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2011 07:05:20 PM »

Thanks for the link to the pattern. I absolutely love this coat!  I definitely plan to try this for next winter.

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2011 08:47:42 PM »

Oh, that is just beautiful.  I love that luscious blue.  The tailoring is divine, too.  Love it! Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2011 09:18:41 PM »

Very cute and I love the color.
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2011 03:24:54 PM »

You did a fantastic job. I would have never took on such a challenge. You may have just inspired me to try something more when I sew.
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011 07:38:46 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous. Beautifully done.
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