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Edie, 1967 Coat (Vogue 7239)

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Funky, Mod, Retro / Vintage
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Vogue 7239

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What materials did you use? ~3 m wool, 2.5 m china silk polyester, fusible interfacing, muslin underlining, 3 buttons

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What are you most proud of? I am so happy at how it came together. From the hand stitching/hand-tailoring to all the machine set-in sleeves. I only made one big boo-boo which was sewing on the sleeve to the wrong arm, clipping, notching, and THEN realizing it was on the wrong arm. Oops. I'm proud of getting the lengths right and being able to make a coat I will wear over and over again.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Maybe you can figure out a better way to finish the collar, but I had a bit of trouble with that part. Let me know what you think!

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Wow this is great! I think I have that exact pattern stashed away somewhere. Hey I once sewed a sleeve to a neck hole and didn't notice till I was done and held it up!

11/28/2012 Flag

lol! That makes me feel better. ;)

11/28/2012 Flag

Very retro, love the colour - it really suits you.

11/28/2012 Flag
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Thank you!

11/29/2012 Flag

awesome!

11/28/2012 Flag

Thanks!

11/29/2012 Flag

Great job! Tailoring takes time but is oh so worth it! Perfect color and great lining choices. Thanks for sharing! (And I might have drooled over that pattern when it was originally in the Vogue catalog. Went to the fabric store all the time then with my mom.)

11/29/2012 Flag

Thank you! If you're still drooling over the pattern, I'm doing a giveaway on my blog! :)

11/30/2012 Flag

Wow, this is beautiful. I love the fabric choices; it's as if there's a secret suprise in your pocket.

12/07/2012 Flag

Thank you! I love using funky fabric for pockets for that very reason! :)

02/27/2013 Flag