Where There’s Smoke… Theres FIRE!!!

by illcladhalfmad on November 17, 2013 · 14 comments

in 1950s,1960s

So you remember way back when, when I worked for hancock?? Well, I bought this fabric. Covered in half naked cowboys and old red pick ups-with plenty of aloe for soothing after you burn yourself with looking wink wink, Anyway, I decided to make Gertie’s easy jacket from her Butterick line and use this for the lining.

ah La:


Full Length Double-Breasted Coat Pattern by Gertie b582

BUTTERICK RETROLOOK COAT Full Length Double-Breasted Coat Pattern by Gertie b5824 Ms Sz 6-14 or 14-22 Uncut Factory Folded


And I’ve got this fabric, right? Its a weird sort of weave with curlique clouds all up on it. Anyway, I decided to pair the two together, because it kinda looked like steamy smoke. And where theres smoke, there’s hothothot FIREY cowboy.


Because I say so.


Here are some In Production Photos






pockets designed so whenever I stick my hand in I get a palmful of HIM.








Fueled By Pepsi









Here is where I set in the bodice lining, and the pockets.


And ┬ádidn’t take anymore photos until just now to show the finished product lmao.













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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

cathy November 17, 2013 at 6:30 pm

best. lining. EVER.


illcladhalfmad November 17, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Why thank you. I like to keep my hotties close to my body. ;)


caroline November 17, 2013 at 8:04 pm

excellent! i love the lining and the coat is adorable on you.


Deb November 17, 2013 at 9:26 pm

LOL I laughed when I saw the finished photos- its a perfectly serious looking coat, and then BAM! Half naked cowboys! I love it!


MarieBayArea November 18, 2013 at 2:55 am

Outstanding coat!


Siri Andersen November 18, 2013 at 4:11 am

Oooo! That’s one hot coat! Well done :D


Julia Dom @ Pennies & Paper November 18, 2013 at 10:30 am

This is so incredible! The outside is gorgeous, and of course I love the lining xD


Slania November 18, 2013 at 11:29 am

The lining is very fun!! :D


Jeanette November 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Beautiful coat, and fun lining. Love it. (And really want to make this coat!)


Catherine Alekna November 18, 2013 at 3:05 pm

such clever use of lining! And the sort of flasher i would actually like to see in the park scaring (or delighting) young ladies! I love the coat too – its looks fab on you!


mod girl November 19, 2013 at 3:00 am

Great job on the naughtiest coat I have ever seen!


Michelle Handyside November 19, 2013 at 3:56 am

Love, love, love it. I have the “men at work” fabric and have had it for an age not knowing quite what to do with it. Thank you for the inspiration (I only hope I do mine as much justice as you have yours). The coat is (even without the lining) spectacular, you are one very talented young lady – all the best Michelle


Jan H November 22, 2013 at 9:20 pm

I am so impressed with the finished product. Wow! It is beautiful and looks very professionally done. I also love the lining you chose. It gives me some ideas for a future project.

Looks good on you.


ShirleyDont December 19, 2013 at 4:55 am

This is fantastic!
Love the silhouette, the fabrication and the lining is brilliant.


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