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Reversible Chic Swing Cocktail Coat

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Reversible Chic Swing Coat

Created using this Craftsy indie pattern

This project was made from an independent Craftsy designer's pattern:

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by Heidiandfinn

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Girls
Style Retro / Vintage, Casual, Cute, Classic, Mod, Traditional
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What materials did you use? 100% cotton - all exteriors 100% cotton flannel - lining Fabric covered button Elastic

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What are you most proud of? Making this coat reversible to,highlight the best of both print fabrics used and getting it to work.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be creative. This is a great pattern and can be made in so many ways...each coat is different depending on your design choices. Don't be afraid of it because it is a coat - the pattern directions are wonderful. You'll be so glad you tried it.

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I like it how to make it.....

06/21/2013 Flag

Thank you, Philiswa! It's not too difficult to make. You can purchase the pattern right here on Craftsy from Heidi&finn - if you click on the,ink be,ow the picture for more details about this project it will take you to the pattern I used. I described how I made the coat reversible in the instructions section of the project detail. Hope that helps! Good luck with yours! You'll

06/25/2013 Flag

... find you can get addicted to,this pattern!

06/25/2013 Flag

WOW!!!!!Fabulous!

06/21/2013 Flag

Thank you Rebecca!! :

06/28/2013 Flag

Hi, I'm also interested in how you made it reversible--but I can't find a link anywhere to "the instructions section of the project detail" like you wrote to the other commenter. Could you clarify, please? Thanks so much. :)

03/19/2014 Flag

Hi Legomum317, my apologies for such a late reply. I can't find the instructions anywhere either now, so quickly: I cut the pattern out of both fashion fabrics according to the pattern for the size I was making, I also cut out a lining in cotton flannel for the body of the coat only, not the sleeves. I then sewed all the pieces of each side of the coat according to the instructions, underlining one side of the coat with the flannel. Next, I sewed the two coat pieces right sides together, and turn them out. Basically everything goes exactly like the instructions however instead of a lining the 2nd fabric is the reverse side of the coat. To allow the coat to close from either side I sewed a buttonhole on both sides of the coat where instructed and I made a makeshift cufflink style button with 2 small button & elastic, that would fit through another, smaller buttonhole at the inner collar from either side. It's a very small change from the pattern instructions, but so much fun! HTH :)

02/21/2015 Flag