Sewing: Oversized camel coat

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I think it is just the very best time to show you the oversized coat I’ve made. Finally, I have finished all the button holes.. I mean the one actually, as I decided to leave it quite open. And still it is more my Juki’s job than mine, I just put the thread through!
However, I can (and am, so much!) proud of myself. First lined coat since high school. Where you guys usually go for inspiration for your stuff you make? I browse Pinterest all the time, it is really massive source of inspiration. (Please find there my weirdly named boards or interesting inspirational ideas).
So as you can see, the coat is fully lined, with wide collar, widely placed sleeves, pockets in seams and one retro button. I love that piece, I found it on Shepherd’s bush market at one tiny shop where you could find all these retro accessories for sewing, pieces for making beautiful Indian ┬ádresses etc. I really love these cultures and traditional fashion which they wear in countries like India. I already work on other designs with some details.. But about this later! :)

Now take a look on the coat and its progress. I started from basic construction of loose – fitted coat where I created deeper armhole for baggy sleeves. Then just marked desired pockets, created collar and started with cutting and sewing. I have to say, it wasn’t easy, the wool behaved kind of weird way for which I wasn’t ready:) (Also forgot how powerful ironing can be!).

January 30, 2017

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