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chic swing cocktail coat

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Front view with cuffs folded back

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Girls
Style Classic, Whimsical, Traditional, Holiday, Cute
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Chic swing cocktail coat

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What materials did you use? 100% Cotton for shell and lining, sheer weight fusible interfacing on all body parts except sleeves, collar and bow.

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What are you most proud of? I ran out of the pink (lining) fabric, which i had intended to use as the shell -I got the end of the bolt and thought it would be enough. Alas, I didn't have enough so I bought some brown kona cotton to line the inner sleeves from shoulder to 2 inches from hem and added the pink I had to the lining cuffs, making them turn-back style. I am so happy with the result of using the floral print, originally intended as the lining, as the outer shell. Sometimes things happen for a reason. I also like the piping I added to the collar and cuffs very much.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Sew the lining and shell at the same time. The project will move along a lot faster. Cutting out all the pattern pieces and lining/interfacing together for each piece also ensured each piece was identical making prep a snap! (my least favorite part of a project).

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Cute!

11/06/2012 Flag

Thanks so much!

11/13/2012 Flag

That is just adorable! Really nice job - great advice, too.

12/22/2012 Flag

Thank you!

12/22/2012 Flag

How cute is this......do they do it in big girl sizes?! Or I'm I too big to pull that off? Lovely work, love the extra pink binding on sleeves cuffs and collar. Supper cute.

06/21/2013 Flag

Lol! Purty, I've been thinking about making it in my own size too! Of course we're not too big...I guess we just can't really pull off the same fabric schemes as the littler girls though. If ever I get around to making one for myself I promise I'll put it up on here for you! Thank you for your sweet comments. :D

06/25/2013 Flag

Sorry...*Purdy. u

06/25/2013 Flag

Auto correct and mystery are my nemeses on these chat boxes!

06/25/2013 Flag

Ha ha, glad it's not just me with techno problems,,,, and do you know if you shout at it, it still does its thing......bit like my kids!

06/28/2013 Flag

Gorgeous

03/19/2014 Flag

Thank you so much, ying :-)

03/21/2014 Flag

Thank you so much, ying :-)

03/21/2014 Flag