1940′s copycat coat

by Jeanne

in Vintage Sewing

original coat

my version

It’s almost July and I can’t believe that I’m still wearing this coat…I made my black version last autumn based on a late 30′s/early40′s coat I found in the collection of the costume company I frequently do work for.
The original doesn’t look so great in the picture but when I tried it on I just knew I had to make one for myself.
So over a couple of months I did. I’ve written more on how I went about doing that on my blog

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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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Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns June 26, 2011 at 8:49 pm

That is so elegant! You did a fantastic job, and no one would ever know it wasn't an antique garment.

Happy sewing!
Katrina
http://www.edelweisspatterns.com

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Bellehoppermarie June 27, 2011 at 2:49 am

I totally love this. I've wanted a coat like this for so long. Brilliant job.
Marie x

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learningnewtricks June 27, 2011 at 7:32 pm

What an elegant coat. I love the pleats. I can easily see you wearing at every possible opportunity.

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