Tuesday, November 17

trench





trench coat - burda magazine 12/2013, #101

finally made a trench coat
that i had on my mind for nearly two years
ever since the pattern came out
..
almost made it last fall
as i had the pattern traced
and all the fabric and notions sourced out,
but then i stumbled upon perfect '70s trench coat
in my size, and for the price of one euro!
so why bother making a brand new one
..
a year later, i finally sewed it!
made my usual size 38
with no changes to the pattern
(except skipping the pockets and back vent,
print is already really busy
so i wanted to simplify the coat as much as possible)
..
pretty pleased with how it turned out..
and will be even more pleased
when i get back to my ironing board
and steam the hell out of that hem
so it ain't that wonky anymore
..
mokosha



45 comments:

  1. I loooove it! Fits so nicely.
    I often have this problem, that only after seeing the photos of the finished object, I see the wrinkles, bits of thread etc. Then I am always like "Whyyyy?!", because organizing a photoshoot is always the hardest thing in sewing :)

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    1. i agree, photoshoot truly is the hardest thing to organize (especially if, as me, you first have to borrow camera, because yours is broken)..:)

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  2. The design of the back is so lovely! It could almost be a dress. That fabric could brighten any grey day.

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    1. now you got me thinking on how to make a dress out of this pattern :)

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  3. This coat is f*cking amazing! Sorry for swearing, but I can't help :) The fabric suits your personality and the weather outside: brilliant choice.

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  4. What an interesting fabric!
    I did the same this Autumn - I started to work on a coat and... I bought a perfect coat for a low price, and suddenly lost interest in sewing one... *^v^* Maybe I should make myself buy the lining and finish it, because I think I'd be happy with it.

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    1. yeah, why not finishing it, it's always nicer to wear a coat you made yourself, no matter how perfect the store bought one may look like :)

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  5. My favorite garment you sewed up so far, it is fabulous! What kind of fabric is this? I already made some jeans-pants out of the upholstery fabric that I got from the flirty Italian shop. I will send you a picture.

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    1. thanks, it's one of my favorites too :) dunno what the fabric is, they labeled it as 'viscose', but i'm pretty damn sure it's not, feels pretty manmade and famable :) but the pring is great, and lining is really soft, so it's nice to wear anyways.. looking forward to that pants picture :) never saw what you boutght in that store

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  7. Oh my god yes! Love it you magnificent banana giraffe goddess!

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  8. Oh my god yes! Love it you magnificent banana giraffe goddess!

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  9. Oh my gosh, this is GORGEOUS!!! I love everything about it, the fabric the style, and of course how amazing you look in it! A work of art!

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    1. thanks, carolyn :) i do kind of feel like a crazy art teacher wearing it

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  10. Love it and what a colour! I love that back, the shape and the cropped part! Great work as always gorgeous girl!

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    1. thanks for the lovely words, dear :)

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    1. yeah.. kind of looks like giraffe, but it's actually large scale leaf print

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  12. I love your trench ! fabulous fabric !

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  13. Fantastic! what a wonderful artful use of the fabric - you look inspiring!

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  14. What a fabulous trench! The bold print is so cool. Well done!

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  15. Gahhhhh! I can't even, this is crazy perfection.

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  16. Great choice of fabric! It looks fantastic and I like the back drape, too.

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  17. I absolutely love your trench! Its beautiful and very special:)

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  18. I absolutely love your trench! Its beautiful and very special:)

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  19. Love your trench coat! And that fabric is so nice, you look amazing in it!

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  20. It's fabulous!! Love the print. Such an awesome statement coat.

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    1. thanks, liza jane.. i have camel, navy and red trench, was about time to own a crazy printed one too

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  21. Wow, what a crazy and wonderful jacket, it's gorgeous! You really do have the best ideas for fabric/pattern combos :-)

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    1. thanks :) i do like to add a bit of crazy into my closet, every now and then

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  22. This is the perfect statement trench ... Fabulous and fun and ... punk! love it!

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    1. i do feel kind of punk wearing it :) thanks, girl

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  23. Oh wow... this is fantastic! What an awesome coat!

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  24. That coat is quite delicious... not only in a banana and chocolate kinda way but in as much as it's so unique and stylish and looks sooooo designer, darling!! Brilliant work x

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