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Where There’s Smoke… Theres FIRE!!!

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.

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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  didn’t take anymore photos until just now to show the finished product lmao.













{ 14 comments… add one }
  • cathy November 17, 2013, 6:30 pm

    best. lining. EVER.

    • illcladhalfmad November 17, 2013, 6:32 pm

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

  • caroline November 17, 2013, 8:04 pm

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

  • Deb November 17, 2013, 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, 2:55 am

    Outstanding coat!

  • Siri Andersen November 18, 2013, 4:11 am

    Oooo! That’s one hot coat! Well done 😀

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

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

  • Slania November 18, 2013, 11:29 am

    The lining is very fun!! 😀

  • Jeanette November 18, 2013, 1:24 pm

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

  • Catherine Alekna November 18, 2013, 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, 3:00 am

    Great job on the naughtiest coat I have ever seen!

  • Michelle Handyside November 19, 2013, 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, 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, 4:55 am

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

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