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Pattern Reviews> Burda> 7587 (COAT)

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Posted on:1/18/11 9:07 AM
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Barb in Northwoods said... (2/10/11 2:03 PM) Reply
WOW! I think you did a wonderful job on your coat. It looks great on you, and the pictures of you wearing it look even better than the ones of the models on the pattern envelope. Just goes to show what can be done with "repurposed fabric " I've been wanting to make a coat like this but thought it might be too baggy. Thank you for the review, and Ilook forward to seeing your other reviews!
Christas said... (1/23/11 1:54 AM) Reply
Very pretty coat! It looks wonderful on you! I hope that you end up liking it more, and that you can find a way to make the seams more comfortable.
fuzzygalore said... (1/20/11 4:52 AM) Reply
Well, it's much improved, and it looks absolutely fabulous. After you calm down about how much time it took, I'm sure you'll start wearing this a lot :-). Especially -this- winter.. You shouldn't really have seam allowances in fur. What you did to fix the front, zigzag together pieces without seam allowances, is a fine way to get a good seam that doesn't bulk out. Next time :-).. Meanwhile, the slightly short sleeves are perfect for those red gloves! Just wear it out and you'll see how many compliments you get...
lamstu said... (1/19/11 7:40 PM) Reply
Your coat is amazing and beautiful. The old one was clearly much too large! I agree about how to tame the seam allowances - shave or trim the pile, then hand tack them to the backing to make them lay flat. As for the fit, if you haven't enough seam allowance to let it out, maybe you can make a gusset (if you still have any of the fur). Threads magazine had a KKing tutorial on their website about how to make gussets. I hope you wear it because it looks fabulous!!
Anniinbc said... (1/19/11 11:23 AM) Reply
I love your coat and I think the white faux fur is so nice. Nice save on the er, 'error'.
becca a said... (1/19/11 9:01 AM) Reply
I think your coat is gorgeous! What an improvement! The new, trim version is very flattering. Maybe you will like it better in a couple of weeks when you have a little more time to forget the frustrations of working on it.
lesliez said... (1/19/11 0:02 AM) Reply
Wow! Your coat looks great, period, but I'm even more impressed after seeing your before and after photo. What a special coat!
carolynw said... (1/18/11 5:33 PM) Reply
Great save and your coat is lovely. I am in the midst of making a coat from the same pattern - the instructions that came with the pattern were for another Burda design so I sent them a note and they sent the correct directions for me to download. However, as you say it is super easy to put together. I love yoru version made in fur - very elegant
Lucy in Virginia said... (1/18/11 3:22 PM) Reply
What a fabulous save you were able to do! You cannot tell at all that you pieced together the front. I love the new coat and agree it is "more manageable" to wear than the original larger coat. I hope you will change you mind and come to love it and wear it!
Clareew said... (1/18/11 3:02 PM) Reply
Brilliant, all the more because you can now wear the treasured coat.
Vintage Joan said... (1/18/11 1:18 PM) Reply
Ooh, I totally love your "after" version -- great end result!! :)
SewWil said... (1/18/11 11:30 AM) Reply
I love your coat! Looks good on you.
Catbird said... (1/18/11 11:01 AM) Reply
How clever of you! I adore the original coat, but sympathize with the problems you had when you tried to wear it. I think you've done a great job and have made something new and special out of it. Nan Kay's idea is a good one regarding the bulky seams. And do I remember correctly that invisibly tacking the seam allowances down before lining helps to keep faux fur seams under control-? I can see some of the tightness you describe in the underarm seams in the back -- it seems to be pulling a bit there. I wonder if you were to let those out a tiny bit, as well as do the flat seam treatments, whether that would give you an easier fit. Probably the last thing you want to do is go back at this, but you seem underwhelmed with your creation and that's a shame. I hope you find a way to wear it happily and proudly!
Nan Kay said... (1/18/11 9:40 AM) Reply
Great improvement! Your new coat fits you so much better, and looks really cute. To get faux fur seams to not be bulky you have to trim all that excess fluff off the backing inside the seam allowance, then they will lay down and not feel so bulky. Peggy's stitch eraser that is designed to remove unwanted embroidery stitches is really good for removing the extra fur.
Lil Flo said... (1/18/11 9:29 AM) Reply
I think you did a great job. I really like the remake. I agree, the orignal was BIG. Now it looks very nice.
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