Saturday, September 22, 2012

Double breasted coat


Last year, I made DearMyKids' Double Breasted Coat for the first time, and she wore it all Winter long. But as the picture below (of Norah's first day to school) shows, it has become a teeny tiny bit too small (no, the coat is not supposed to have 3/4 sleeves).



So a new one was due. I went to several shops and markets to find some suitable fabric, but eventually, I had to settle for something I liked, but not loved. I found it on the market in Rotterdam, it was cheap, and it smells weird.




I ironed some insulating interfacing on the fabric to make the coat warm enough. I made it in size three, so Norah can wear it all Winter. So for now, I'm folding up her sleeves, which looks pretty ugly.









The model is really simple, and the pattern comes with great instructions. The only change I made was adding some facing in the front part.






21 comments:

  1. Heel mooi en zo een leuk stofje! Wat een knappe meid!
    Het is inderdaad een geweldig patroon! Ik maakte dit jasje al een keer of drie en het blijft een succes!

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  2. I love it so much! Interested in where that little bag is from in the first picture? So cute!

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    1. It's from a French brand, "Bakker made with love". They have nothing but cute stuff!

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  3. How beautiful and what fantastic colour combinations! Nora certainly knows how to wear her wardrobe with aplomb.

    What's the funny smell you're describing? Is it like the smell you sometimes get with wool. I hope it wafts away in the sunshine and fresh air. (if not, there's always sodium bicarb).

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    1. Thanks Marianna! The smell is like a mixture of clothes which have been in the closet for 5 years, and rubber. The latter is probably from the interfacing: over the entire length and width of the fabric, there was already a thin layer of interfacing when I bought it, probably to keep the fabric in shape(?) Never seen that before.

      I'll definetly give the sodium bicarb a try!

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  4. I really love this coat. And I like it big too. It makes it look a little more swingy and 50s.

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  5. Oh that is really sweet! grey and yellow look beautiful together!

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  6. It's gorgeous. Love the yellow accents. What a great pattern.

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  7. Oh this is gorgeous. I love the extra interfacing you added, it looks super professional. Nicely sewn!

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  8. so beautiful - both version one and two! And love the styling with it - those yellow boots rock!

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  9. so beautiful! even if it does smell a little funny ;)

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  10. I have used this pattern a number of times with great success. Now I have a new granddaughter , so I can make matching coats for the two little sisters. SEW fun!!! XXX Annelies

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  11. The coat is super cute and so well done! But, I am really going crazy about those boots! Where are they from?

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    1. Hi Corinne, I bought the shoes here in Belgium in a little shoe store (limonsoda). The brand is Zecchino d'Oro.

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    2. Thank you! Just had a quick internet search and they are no where to be found in the US. Bummer. Guess I'll just have to make do admiring yours!

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  12. This coat is just gogeous ! i just love it !

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  13. What a lovely little trendsetter you have, I wish I had her wardrobe;)

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  14. Perfect, perfect coat! I think I need to make one during KCWC now. :)

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  15. She's really cute with an adult themed jacket. If kids impersonate adults it is really an irresistible cuteness :)

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