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Pattern Reviews> Burda> 8124 (Coat)

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Posted on:11/24/08 10:27 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 14 people   
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Deepika said... (1/23/09 9:20 AM) Reply
Tina, thanks for the lovely note. And yes, I agree, burda does have nice coats. I can't wait to see what you create.
Tina Rathbone said... (1/23/09 1:01 AM) Reply
Deepika, I love your coat. There's something so appealing to me about Burda's coats and jackets: I have a huge (unused!) pattern stash of them. You have given me the inspiration I need to actually try one. Hugs, Tina in San Diego
alviana said... (12/24/08 10:54 PM) Reply
fabulous job! i love the fabric. u look great! :)
Terri A said... (12/3/08 1:47 AM) Reply
Wow! Gorgeous!
Erica B. said... (11/25/08 1:00 PM) Reply
For your first coat, it looks great! You did a wonderful job!
sideseams said... (11/24/08 7:43 PM) Reply
Your coat turned out great Deepika. You have inspired me to try it too.
Sweetiebop said... (11/24/08 6:34 PM) Reply
Love it Deepika great job. Glad you decided to tackle this job.
Birgitte said... (11/24/08 4:39 PM) Reply
What a great job you did on this coat! You look lovely in it. Congratulations!
Leora said... (11/24/08 3:03 PM) Reply
That looks like a tough project, but you sure made a wonderfully fitting coat! Very nice.
Christina Sonja said... (11/24/08 2:22 PM) Reply
Maybe you don't love the lining, but I loved what I saw when you wore this in Seattle! I can see this is the first of many coats in your future.
Mufffet said... (11/24/08 12:34 PM) Reply
Very pretty - sounds like a real challenge, and I wouldn't have been able to to cry if it had been me doing this....good for you Deepika!! Color is lovely on you.
Markie1 said... (11/24/08 12:29 PM) Reply
I am so impressed! You look wonderful in this coat--and boucle is NOT EASY as I have found! You really wrestled this one into the ground, Deepika, and you came out the victor. Congratulations, wear it with joy.
Christas said... (11/24/08 11:43 AM) Reply
Deepika, your coat is BEAUTIFUL! You did such a wonderful job on it! It couldn't fit you any better!
senaSews said... (11/24/08 11:06 AM) Reply
Beautiful coat, beautiful fabric. I love the berry colors.
Sherril Miller said... (11/24/08 10:32 AM) Reply
You were ready for this challenge and you met it. The jacket is beautiful. Don't berate yourself on the lining. I bet you learned some important lessons for the next one.
room2ndfloor said... (11/24/08 1:08 AM) Reply
This is lovely fabric, but it is a tweed, not a boucle. Boucle has loops or curls on the face of the fabric. (boucle = curl in both French and Greek)
nicholotta said... (11/22/08 1:37 PM) Reply
The coat is GORGEOUS I saw it in real life and I loved it!!! The alterations Deepika made to it were excellent and it fit her perfectly. Deepika came to the Seattle PR Review and we had a BLAST!!!!!
RobinMCPA said... (11/21/08 10:09 AM) Reply
I LOVE IT!! It looks so nice on you. Super flattering and I love the style. Adding this to my list!!
Meggie LuLu said... (11/19/08 1:11 AM) Reply
Your jacket is SOOOO CUTE!!!! I want one!!!! You look so happy in your VERY FIRST jacket!!!! You did a LOVELY job!!!!!
yummymummy38 said... (11/18/08 10:46 PM) Reply
Congrats Deepika on your first coat for yourself! Love the colour, fabric, style and length on you, well done!
Katharine in BXL said... (11/18/08 12:30 PM) Reply
Yowza! Congratulations!!! You look ravishing in it too.
amy in mpls said... (11/17/08 8:41 PM) Reply
Fabulous jacket, and what a great story to go with it! I have to tell myself it will be worth it when I'm done! it usually is...great jacket!
missred said... (11/17/08 6:31 PM) Reply
Making a jacket for the first time is nerv-racking!!!! But, it is worth it in the end! Congratulations on your success! You definitely should try making bound button holes- believe me, they are not as complicated as we like to believe- it will make a huge difference! My first attempt was on this jacket I made here: If you take your time, and don't rush them, they are great! a good book to have is: The Complete Book of Sewing, by Goodluck with the next jacket!
Annette1 said... (11/17/08 3:50 PM) Reply
What a BEAUTIFUL jacket you have crafted from this LOVELY fabric. It fits you to a tee, and the fabric/lining are a delicious combination!
babsi1111 said... (11/17/08 1:46 PM) Reply
Wonderful coat! I really love the combination of that beautiful fabric with the pattern and the fit is impeccable!
michellep74 said... (11/17/08 1:37 PM) Reply
Gorgeous! I love it!
CynthiaSue said... (11/17/08 1:26 PM) Reply
Waaaah!! That is a scream of delight! what a perfect color you have picked for yourself!! oh gosh. Jackets. yes you have to break OFTEN!! I don't know what it is about them.Even after a 6 month tailoring class I have major anxiety about making the jacket. But I find if I go away for a while, it really works., Sandra Betzina's book has very good advice about sewing buttonholes in Jackets. It's difficult on home sewing machines but her pointers make it work. Congratulations. It is so adorable.
CynthiaSue said... (11/17/08 1:26 PM) Reply
Waaaah!! That is a scream of delight! what a perfect color you have picked for yourself!! oh gosh. Jackets. yes you have to break OFTEN!! I don't know what it is about them.Even after a 6 month tailoring class I have major anxiety about making the jacket. But I find if I go away for a while, it really works., Sandra Betzina's book has very good advice about sewing buttonholes in Jackets. It's difficult on home sewing machines but her pointers make it work. Congratulations. It is so adorable.
Nancy K said... (11/17/08 12:43 PM) Reply
It is looking great! Did you use light weight tearaway stabilizer under the button holes when you were making them? That or tracing paper is a big help in keeping the sewing machine moving.
Eme said... (11/17/08 12:32 PM) Reply
Wow!!! It looks gorgeous! Okay, now I have to make one! :)
CShelley said... (11/17/08 12:06 PM) Reply
Great looking coat - love the fabric. Check out this months Threads - there's a good detailed article on making bound buttonholes that looks easier than the way I was taught.
MissCelie said... (11/17/08 11:21 AM) Reply
Dee, I have this fabric and can't wait to use it now that I've seen how beautifully yours turned out!
Kath in ON said... (11/17/08 11:00 AM) Reply
Congratulations on finishing. I am also working on a coat, and am also nervous sewing it because I don't want to screw it up. Love your fabric.
persevering said... (11/17/08 10:51 AM) Reply
Congratulations Deepika - not only is the fit great but you have it wearable in time!
nancy2001 said... (11/17/08 10:49 AM) Reply
Your new coat looks beautiful in every way -- design, fabric, workmanship and fit.
nglalala said... (11/17/08 9:46 AM) Reply
Love, love the coat and the fabric! It looks great! Good luck with the buttonholes! (My SM always gives me trouble with those as well.)
pterion said... (11/17/08 9:32 AM) Reply
Gorgeous coat! I can't believe you finished it so quickly! Good for you! Very inspiring.
Karen6790 said... (11/17/08 9:19 AM) Reply
All finished but the buttonholes is close enough in my book. That was some great work in record time. Looking forward to the full and final review.
caseysgirl23 said... (11/17/08 9:05 AM) Reply
JEF said... (11/17/08 8:41 AM) Reply
I think it's great!
KrystalL said... (11/17/08 8:23 AM) Reply
Your jacket is so cute. I love the color, and it fits you perfectly!
donna mel said... (11/17/08 7:20 AM) Reply
hey deepika, GOOD for you! you got it done and it looks fabulous! too bad about those dang button holes. have a great time in seattle.
elily00 said... (11/17/08 5:06 AM) Reply
wow! that's a beautiful coat! someday i hope to be that good :) good luck finding someone to do your buttonholes in Seattle!
Twinset said... (11/17/08 3:12 AM) Reply
I like that, a lot! Beautiful colors for you and this style is very flattering!
Kellie R. said... (11/16/08 10:32 AM) Reply
I LOVE the pattern and your fabric choice; I can't wait to see the finished coat!
Jacqui315 said... (11/15/08 6:05 PM) Reply
Great fabric choice! So are we going to see it Monday in Seattle?
Winifred said... (11/14/08 6:30 PM) Reply
This fabric is lovely - looking forward to seeing the coat
wendlesue said... (11/14/08 11:58 AM) Reply
I am so impressed that you are doing this. I am looking forward to seeing the finished coat. So far I am a coward when it comes to coats and jackets!
annie11 said... (11/14/08 11:05 AM) Reply
Great fabric and great pattern! This is going to be a beautiful coat! If you have the yardage left, I think with your tiny waist that the belt would be great. On your double interfacing the collar and facing question, you kind of need to go by feel. If your fabric still feels loosey-goosey, then yes- add another layer of interfacing. If it is pretty stiff, then no. Good luck!
gatorgirl4325 said... (11/14/08 10:24 AM) Reply You have selected gorgeous fabric! You can do this!!
Lynnelle said... (11/14/08 8:58 AM) Reply
I have yet to have success with anything fitted on top, so I don't know how much help I can be there. However, I will say nix the belt. =)
Deepika said... (11/14/08 8:37 AM) Reply
Karen, I think for this I am going to use one piece of wool fabric and other lining in the pocket. We'll see how that comes out. Cindy I soo want to finish this jacket! I can't wait myself. Saturday is going to be a loooong sewing day.
CynthiaSue said... (11/13/08 5:30 PM) Reply
Make sure you get "Jackets for Real People" It will make this SO much more fun!! Congratulations on your first coat. It should be a show stopper and the pattern is really cute!
Karen6790 said... (11/13/08 1:23 PM) Reply
I remember that fabric and I'm pretty sure it was a boucle. And itd's gorgeous. Regarding the pockets, I think the two from fabric, two from lining would be for the patch pockets; for in-seam pockets, you can use the coat fabric, though that would add bulk, or lining, but pocketing fabric is very tightly woven and much less likely to tear than a regular weight fabric. I only got some recently for a menswear project, but I'll keep some on hand from now on because it's much stronger than the cotton I would normally use.
JEF said... (11/13/08 12:55 PM) Reply
I think I can hear your sewing machine humming .... Good luck and may you not rip out more than you put in!
shaggy said... (11/13/08 0:23 AM) Reply
Good luck with this. The fabric is lovely
HLT said... (11/12/08 11:04 PM) Reply
Your fabric is so yummy! Congratulations on your 1st coat! Good luck with the cutting. Happy sewing!
LindsayT said... (11/12/08 10:36 PM) Reply
Is it a boucle? Hard to tell without touching it. I just finished my first coat but it took me forever, which you don't want to hear....
donna mel said... (11/12/08 9:39 PM) Reply
you can do it! good for you for making a muslin. now your coat will be a great fit. there's nothing more frustrating then going through all the work and ending up giving it away, or worse yet... letting it hang in the closet. i look forward to seeing the finished coat.
Eme said... (11/12/08 2:10 PM) Reply
I am so in love with your fabric! You can totally do this - just start EARLY tomorrow morning and take frequent breaks - don't burn out, but don't procrastinate (like yours truly is fond of doing)! Go Deepika! :) I will be so proud of you and you will inspire ME to make my first coat!
Birgitte said... (11/12/08 1:36 PM) Reply
Love the fabric, and the pattern looks to be a perfect match. Congrats on your first muslin!
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