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Posted on:9/25/13 4:48 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 5 people    Very Helpful by 6 people   
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gill1987 said... (6/12/14 12:20 PM) Reply
I'm so sorry I didn't get notifications of questions. I simply straightened the curved edges if the collar to give a sharper look
dph0107 said... (11/19/13 3:30 AM) Reply
Very nice coat. I too am curious to know about the collar mods you made. Thanks
kushami said... (10/7/13 11:21 PM) Reply
Oh gosh, I'm thrilled to see more versions of this coat popping up. May I ask for more detail on your collar mods?
michelegirard said... (9/26/13 4:54 PM) Reply
What a wonderful job you did! It looks great on your son, no wonder he likes it!
TGWGWS said... (9/26/13 4:12 PM) Reply
Wonderful Coat!
Mufffet said... (9/26/13 11:16 AM) Reply
WOW...great coat! Your son models it wonderfully! :) Nice that you have a great son to sew for!
knovak said... (9/26/13 9:18 AM) Reply
Fabulous, and your son is such a cutie!
VivianZ said... (9/26/13 7:38 AM) Reply
Wow, beautiful coat!
Sharonspils said... (9/26/13 6:46 AM) Reply
Very smart coat and good to know about the shoulders.
said... (9/26/13 5:14 AM) Reply
Great looking jacket. What better endorsement than your son loving it. Good on ya, Mum!
gill1987 said... (9/26/13 2:07 AM) Reply
I used cotton flannel to interline but I lined it with a beautiful bronze and gold satin coat weight lining. When being put on over winter woollies we wanted something that wouldn't stick. Kaiwe I replied to your question in the discussions but in honesty yes the shoulders are wide to fit a man. My son is very slim but has wide shoulders and is not that much smaller than him chest size but the coat drowned me in shoulders and sleeves. You would have to do some adapting. Perhaps you can combine the concepts with a ladies pattern for shoulder and arm area and make a toile first?
treefrog said... (9/25/13 6:58 PM) Reply
Great looking jacket. It is nice to know about the interfacing. I have been thinking of getting this pattern but wasn't sure if the construction methods were skimped on or not. Can I ask what you used for the lining? The pattern suggested a cotton.
mnitts said... (9/25/13 5:58 PM) Reply
Great job!
Campbell said... (9/25/13 5:33 PM) Reply
Wow, this is a great looking coat. What a labor of love for your son. Ideally like the change you made to the collar. Nice job.
frame said... (9/25/13 5:31 PM) Reply
frame said... (9/25/13 5:31 PM) Reply
That looks amazing.
Kiawe said... (9/25/13 5:09 PM) Reply
Great jacket! I'm thinking of making one of these for myself but I'm worried the shoulders will be too wide. Did they seem particularly wide or narrow to you?
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