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I made a coat!

I know I haven't posted for about 4 months now - I have loads of posts in drafts, just never quite ended up clicking publish - but I guess I'm coming back with a bang.

Cue coat.



This coat took about 6 weeks to make, although I originally started planning for it sometime in March. I also took tailoring classes to figure things out, and then I prepared all summer. The pictures I have of this are a bit hit and miss, but I have some good angles all around, so I think that will be good enough.



The fabric is this metallic silk brocade, and I have enough of it for another coat and a dress I think. I might have gone a bit overboard on that one. The pattern is Burda  08/2012 #101A, and it was pretty easy to work with. I deliberately wanted an oversized coat (it's almost cocoon-looking on me when closed), which is more of a fashion accessory than anything else. I think what I came up with pretty much fits the bill.

Construction went easily, except I am kicking myself over messing up…