Simplicity 3476- Spring coat from jacket pattern

Considering I’ve always claimed to dislike making coats somehow I’ve made 3 since last November.
This unlined spring green linen one from the jacket pattern is the most recent. 
I didn’t toile it first (living dangerously) but as the pattern was a size too big for me anyway I had a lot to play with and did the alterations as I sewed. I added a 3rd waist dart on each front as well as joining up the first one to the shoulder dart to make it smaller over the bust, took in the side back seam and moved the shoulders in 3/4 inch. 
For detail theres 7 rows of top-stitching on the collar, cuffs, pocket edges and hem. Inside I bound all the seam edges with bias cotton tape and used some vintage kimono fabric for a back neck facing and to cover shoulder pads. 
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Professional costumier & pattern designer and it's also what I do for fun... usually 1930s & 1940s style.

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7 comments… add one

  • beautifully done! love the color and the stitching on the collar.

  • She said exactly what I was going to say! Lovely job!

  • wow so beautiful! a wonderful colour and i like the length.

  • That's gorgeous! I am quite envious.

  • The colour is gorgeous and I love all the detailing (collar, buttons). Beautiful and beautifully made too!

  • Beautiful!!

    And I love your blog, I've favourited you!

  • thank you all!


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