Simplicity 3476- Spring coat from jacket pattern

by Jeanne

in Vintage Sewing

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. 
 More of my makings @ fledgling blog SewVeraVenus

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tammyO. April 10, 2011 at 6:15 pm

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

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A.J.A. April 10, 2011 at 9:15 pm

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

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allison April 11, 2011 at 2:06 am

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

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Anwen April 11, 2011 at 2:10 am

That's gorgeous! I am quite envious.

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Nathalie April 11, 2011 at 4:29 am

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

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Eily April 11, 2011 at 11:20 am

Beautiful!!

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

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VeraVenus April 11, 2011 at 5:14 pm

thank you all!

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