Monday, 15 December 2008

Great Coat Sew Along - Burda 7855 "Complete"

I am so pleased - I finally finished my coat.
...........................................................Looking at Bradley!
The coat went together quite nicely with no complications.
The style changes I made were minor: I made bound buttonholes and made single welt pockets.
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I used a decorative stitch on the lining hem and then sewed the lining to the coat by hand. (at the hems only!)
.....bound buttonholes and my buttons from The Button Drawer.
......single welt pockets
.........back vent detail. I didn't really notice the instructions for sewing the lining to the back vent - until I was actually sewing the lining to it. The pattern instructions for the vent would have you cover the vent opening, as illustrated in the picture. I didn't care for this, so I ended up modifying the flap lining. I clipped into the lining so I could then stitch the lining around the opening. I've done this before and so I'm pretty sure that the look I ended up with for this vent is not how it should end up looking like - however it's the best way I could think of to finish it, so the vent flap could freely open without being attached to the lining. It's also a shorter vent since I shortened the coat by 3 1/2 ".
I'm very very happy with this coat and I love the fit.
I'm so pleased how it turned out and even more pleased with the fantastic information I gained from - Paco's and Tany's tutorial - Thank you so very much to you both for sharing your time and valuable information!
Marji - Taking this project on was a huge undertaking and you did a fantastic job. Thank you.
It was a pleasure having so many people from all over the world come together for such a project. It was fun and I enjoyed seeing everyone's jackets come together.
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27 comments:

MaryPat R said...

It looks great. I love the buttons. Can't wait for more pics.

Dawn said...

It's lovely!!!

Cennetta said...

Oh, I love your coat. Congratulations on finishing it.

Sigrid said...

You're very right to be pleased. It's beautiful.

Tany said...

Ann, the coat looks fantastic! I love the fabric, the model, and, of course, the buttons! The hem detail looks wonderful too! This garment shows your great craftsmanship and good taste, producing such a beauty! Very well done!

Lindsay T said...

Ann, this is beautiful! I can't wait to see more photos of it!

Ruth said...

The coat is fabulous!

Sew Passionista said...

Hi Ann. I've been away so was glad to look in on you and to see your beautiful coat. The collar and lapels are magnificent.And the hem on the lining is so pretty. Congratulations on a wonderful result to all your hard work!
I wonder if you are having the same problem that developed with my computer. When I import pictures now, they appear as script but when I preview them they are photos. I've had to get used to working with them that way but I was very upset when it first happened.

Birgitte said...

What an absolutely GORGEOUS coat! Congratulations!

Summerset said...

How elegant! You've such a nice job with the hems.

Dana said...

That's beautiful - inside and out!

Claire S. said...

Ann, It's absolutely beautiful. And those buttons are definitely worth all the time it took to find just the right ones !

Faye Lewis said...

Such good work and such a great fit!

Janene said...

This is a great coat from the lining to the sewing details to the fabric to the fit - you should be proud!

paco peralta said...

Ann .- congratulations on such a magnificent coat. I love all the details. You did a great job. I can say what you said, the setting is perfect and all the details (the lining, buttons, etc.). Are truly beautiful. You enjoy it. Thanks for showing.

A hug, Paco

Vicki said...

Congratulations on your beautiful coat. Lovely work and the hem treatment is a nice surprise.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Thank you so much everyone for your nice comments :)

Marjie said...

This coat looks terrific on you! I like the creamy lining and your finishing details. Your poodle is cute in the snow, too.

Lory said...

That jacket is gorgeous! The fabric really makes a statement. And the construction is awesome. Wear it proudly. Kudos on this project. :):):):)

Hugs,
Lory

Pam said...

What a beautiful coat! You did a wonderful job!

Alviana said...

u look awesome! wonderful project. good job!

Ana'scloset said...

Well done! Coat is fabulous! The decorative stitch on the lining hem really make the diference.

handmade said...

lovely jacket - looks fab!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It is a beautiful coat! Simply stunning!!!

Sheila said...

WoW! your coat looks Awesome and what great craftsmanship.

Cafe Couture said...

Ann c'est génial, tu as fini! je suis impressionnée! Bravo pour les boutons et pour la doublure. Tout est magnifique.

Ana Carina said...

Beoutiful Coat! The fabric is gorgeous with litle dots in diferent colors.~

Congratulations!