Thursday, 17 May 2012

Finished: trench coat

The trench coat's been finished for a while, I was just too lazy to edit the photos. This colour was so difficult to photograph! Irrespective of the camera settings, the colour never seemed right. It looks almost genuine now, after some editing.

 

Anyway, I'm very happy with the trench coat. It's very comfortable to wear, due to the box pleat in the back. The pattern instructions were comprehensible, except a few parts. 



As you know, I made a few alterations to the pattern. I'm the most satisfied with new fitted sleeves, which can be worn down or rolled up. I love the contrasting lining and belt buckle covered with the same fabric. The collar and lapels are 1 cm or 3/8 in. narrower and the button and buttonhole are a little higher than the instructions say.

 

 

I added a hanging loop and my signature, of course! This time I printed it directly on the fabric before sewing. Too bad you can't touch the fabric. It has a very soft, brushed hand and it's waterproof. According to Fashion for fabric, it's called polyester sateen. Have you ever worked with it?

 

I'll check back soon with my next project - jeans!

14 comments:

  1. thats well made, and looks great
    you can be proud at yourself

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  2. Oh its so pretty!! I love the color, and that sort of dull sheen it has. Such a lady like trench. I've never worked with polyester sateen, but I will definitely keep this in mind if I ever make a rain jacket. Just beautiful!

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  3. Ain't it a beauty!
    Čestitam, res je lepotec. <3

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  4. Looks great. So feminine :) I love the ruffled inside detail and you labeling :>

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  5. Great coat! Would love for you to visit my blog sometime!

    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  6. Coat is amazing you did so good job1 i love color to! really great job!

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  7. Nice. That colour is very pretty on you and I love the bubble hem.

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  8. Hey Laura just came across your blog and I really love your outfits they are all so pretty you're very clever!! This jacket is amazing such a pretty colour on you. Look forward to reading your other posts!!

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  9. That is a very lady-like trench coat! If winter season lasts five to six months in where you live, you definitely have to buy a coat that has a great material, one that will not easily wear-off. But do not forget to have them washed using the appropriate type of detergent. You wouldn’t want the color of your coat to fade quickly now, would you?

    Joel Salmon

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  10. I liked way it fits and note that this leather jackets is cut nicely and solidly. Have gotten lots of compliments on it. Really well constructed, solid zips, nice features jackets from www.cwmalls.com. Very comfortable and great for cool/chilly weather and not too much wind.

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