Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ottobre 1-2010-14 - Purple Tweed Coat

This pattern is now a three-peat for me. Lucky me - I have another new niece, so I made another version of this very sweet coat! The first was in denim, the second in corduroy, and now the third in a tweedy wool blend.

Tweedy Coat

The pattern was all ready to go, so it came together pretty quickly. I lined it with a quilting cotton featuring a lavender motif (not fireworks as suggested by The Preacher).

Tweedy Coat

For extra warmth, I added a layer of flannel to the bodice and skirt pieces. I used a traditional lining for the sleeves to make getting them on and off easier.

Tweedy Coat

I had this ribbon on hand that matched really well and added that at the neck for a hanging loop.

Tweedy Coat

The sleeve tabs might be my favorite part of this pattern.

Tweedy Coat

I really like this pattern. One of these days I may just have to sew a coat for one of my own kids!

4 comments:

  1. The coat is so beautiful! The wool tweed you used is divine.
    I have to confess that I thought the lining was a firework print too at first.;)

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  2. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful, good job!

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  4. What a gorgeous coat! This is such a special gift. Your daughters would look lovely in coats like this.

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