Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Coat (or, what's left of it)

I made so many mistakes, so in the end, what was supposed to be a regular black coat, is now a jacket/coat with lace inserts, and the nap runs the wrong way...

BWOF 11-2009-114

The fabric is a black cashmere I got on sale at Fabric Mart back in March, the lining is silk charmeuse.





I interfaced the entire coat with lightweight fusible and interfaced the hems with hair canvas. The pattern is very easy and quick (if you actually pay attention to naps and such...) and the coat is roomy enough to wear heavy stuff underneath.

18 comments:

  1. Whatever the issue was, you ended up with a wonderful coat. Would love to see a close up of the lace. It just makes this coat very special. More, please.

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  2. Your jacket turned out perfect! It looks fantastic!

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  3. When life gives you lemons... Necessity is the mother of invention et al. You pulled off a great coat and if you don't tell anyone they will only think how fabulous it is.

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  4. Oh, it's beyond gorgeous! Really. My heart just cracked when I read "the nap runs the wrong way" - since I'm working on a cash-coat too, and, lucky me, was forewarrrrrrned. Your coat is inspired, and fabulous. Fab, really truly fab.

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  5. Gorgeous! I really like the lace... what a neat design!

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  6. Beautiful coat! Isn't it nice how the lace highlights design features ;)

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  7. Wow that is stunning. I love how creative your clothes are.

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  8. That is a stunning coat, I would never know you had issues with it. Great job.

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  9. Fabulous design details - I really like the contrast and the piping where you joined the lining to the facing.

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  10. You look stunning in your great coat. I like how you added those details.

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  11. The lace adds a nice touch! Beautiful, once again!

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  12. I hope you don't let the problems ruin that beautiful coat for you. It looks fantastic.

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  13. How can a nap run the wrong way if you are consistent in the direction throughout the garment?

    If the nap runs upwards, your coat will look darker. That was the effect you were after, right?

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  14. As always, you come up with such a creative garment. I never would have thought there is any 'mistake' in it. It's gorgeous and well planned.

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  15. I like how you modify garments to your taste. You are as usual so creative. I like the skirt as well. What an interesting fabric. Though I have been silent on your blog, I red most of your post since the Chanel suit for your gorgeous DD. Regards from Montreal. Anne

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  16. Stunning coat. Can't see any mistakes from here! Love how it is all styled - cream and black, so chic.

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