My Vintage Dreamcoat

by ooobop on February 3, 2014 · 26 comments

in 1950s,Vintage Sewing

1950s Butterick 547

Can’t ¬†quite believe that it’s done! This is the resulting coat from the pattern I bid for on Ebay about 7 months ago!

1950s Butterick 547

The only alterations I made were to take 2 inches from the bust. I actually took half an inch from fronts and back panels all the way down. There was masses of ease and I probably could have lost a bit more but I love how comfy it is and I wouldn’t want to be restricted any more. I also took 4 inches from the hemline!

1950s Butterick 547

The outer pieces came together quite quickly but each of the eight lining panels is serged and hand stitched with tiny stitches inside. That took some doing, I can tell you! The fabric is a ‘quality coating’ from Fabric Dreams and the collar is a short pile faux fur. At some point I’d like to add some fur cuffs too. But that’s another day!

1950s Butterick 547

So happy to have a warm coat! And it’s great for twirling in too!

More info and pics over at ooobop!

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Lisl February 3, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Gorgeous! I would love to buy the same pattern. Ever thought of making copies and selling??? hint hint hint..

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ooobop! February 4, 2014 at 4:54 am

Thank you Lisl. If I knew a good way to do that I might consider! :-)

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Jayne February 3, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Oooo you look like Vivian Westwood in all that delicious colour.
Fabulous shape.
I keep buying patterns (& even some fabric) for coats then chickening out when I think about all the work involved to make it look that good.
Beautiful job, I think you’ve inspired me to make the effort before the weather turns.

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ooobop! February 4, 2014 at 4:55 am

Oh Jayne. You say all the right things. Best comment ever! It really isn’t difficult but it is time consuming and you do need a lot more space than usual!

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PepperReed February 3, 2014 at 9:37 pm

FAB*U*LOUS!! That color patter is awesome and you look Great! Good Job!!! (and Those Shoes!)

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ooobop! February 4, 2014 at 4:55 am

Thank you so much! The shoes were a lucky find at the back of the wardrobe. Just a pair of Clarks from last year, in the sale!

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Pat Bankowski February 3, 2014 at 11:38 pm

That is great – love it! It looks good and I love the flow of the colors with the shaping of the coat. That is so neat!

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ooobop! February 4, 2014 at 4:56 am

Thank you Pat :-)

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candiceert February 4, 2014 at 3:43 am

WOW! I love this…that fabric is so amazing and the pattern is so flattering. Perfect!

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ooobop! February 4, 2014 at 4:57 am

Thank you Candiceert :-)

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Julie February 4, 2014 at 4:38 am

Beautiful!

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ooobop! February 4, 2014 at 4:57 am

Thank you Julie :-)

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Anonymous February 4, 2014 at 5:20 am

Wauw! What a beautiful coat! The fabric is also really fine. (Love everything else about your look too, the shoes, your hair and that fab bag!) Thanks for the inspiration:o)

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Annelise February 4, 2014 at 5:21 am

Ups forgot to put in my info:o)

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waterbear February 4, 2014 at 4:36 pm

stunning match of fabric and pattern! what a nice twirl!

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ooobop May 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Thank you and sorry for late reply!

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Patrice February 6, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Gorgeous. It’s so unique, I’ll bet you get lots of complements, then you can tell people you made it!

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ooobop May 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Thank you Patrice. I certainly do!

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Jan February 7, 2014 at 11:26 am

Oh my goodness!!! How gorgeous!!! You look fabulous in your coat. It so inspires me. I have purchased a vintage coat pattern that I’m going to use to make a faux fur coat. This will be my very first attempt to sew a coat for myself. Wish me luck. Jan.

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ooobop May 28, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Thank you Jan. It makes me feel fabulous for sure. Good luck with yours. I totally recommend the whole experience from making to wearing!

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Catherine Alekna February 8, 2014 at 12:11 am

gorgeous! the fabric is amazing!

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ooobop May 28, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Thank you Catherine :-)

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Becky Culbertson February 8, 2014 at 8:47 am

Fun coat! I always love your posts. You have great style!

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ooobop May 28, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Thanks Becky. Very flattered x

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Derenda February 18, 2014 at 4:39 pm

This is a gorgeous coat!!! I would love to have a coat from this pattern.

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ooobop May 28, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Thank you Derenda. Worth keeping eyes peeled on Ebay/Etsy :-)

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