Green Wool Boucle Coat

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I made this one in 8 days and was alot more confident on how to proceed - I didn't procrastinate at any stage I just made it. This course has been invaluable to me in enabling me to complete these long planned projects - now I can try out the course pattern as I am keen to try out some of the pattern changing skills taught. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Following Kennith's instructions - particularly in regards to pressing techniques will get you a much more proffessional looking result. The chinese silk charmeuse was not as easy to work with as the italian and I did not feel the finish was as proffessional. I guess quality always shows. I am afraid I am developing a taste for increasingly expensive fabric.

What you will need

  • Wool tweed (UK)
  • silk charmeuse (china)
  • silk organza (china)
  • cotton flannellette (UK)
  • Vintage italian buttons (Italy).

Q&A with zinc6

florascotica asked:
You have made a truly lovely coat, and I LOVE the lining. What a surprise! Can I ask where you bought the flannelette in the UK, please?
zinc6 answered:
Thanks florascotica - I bought the flannelette from nortexmill on ebay - just plain white so I could easily mark it as it dosn't show in the garment.
amyrt asked:
Oh my word, but this is gorgeous. The lining truly makes it couture. I applaud your increasingly expensive taste in materials. You will wear this way more when the material feels good~ After you become comfortable with your skills that's when spending more is a very good thing?
zinc6 answered:
Thanks Amyinphilly. Hopefuly my aunt will like it too. imho it's what is underneath the lining that make ist truly couture - a vast quantity of hidden hand sewing and inner structure. Thank you also for your moral support of my expensive fabric addiction.
Calumn asked:
Beautiful, well done. Nothing wrong with using the finest materials you can afford.
zinc6 answered:
Thanks Calumn. I guess I am starting to regret it when I use cheap materials for a time consuming project - not only is the final garment not as nice but it also will not last as long. My next major project is to make a tailored suit jacket and I have purchased an italian crepe for $96 per metre - I know even with careful preparation I'm going to be scared to cut it.

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