Monday, October 10, 2011
Vintage Inspired Winter Coat
Hey everyone!! Here’s a coat that I made within the past couple of weeks. I made it using this lovely Burdastyle Pattern.
I was inspired by the mod style of the 50s and 60s. I’ve fallen in love with all things 50s lately…this is probably do to the all-day marathon of Pushing Daises episodes and seeing all the adorable clothes that they have in it. Seriously that show is the cutest! I was very sad when I found out that they canceled the show only after two season! :( I loved the piping details seen in Orla Keiley’s collections and I wanted to create something similar to that effect. So I sewed piping on the collar, pocket flaps, and tab on the back of the coat.
I found the pattern instructions to be a little confusing when it came to sewing in the lining and making the vent in the back of the coat. The pattern called for shoulder pads, but I left that part out. Because of that, I had to make some slight adjustments to the sleeves and armholes of the coat. I also made the length a couple inches shorter and added a tab to the back of the coat. Overall it was a very fun coat to make, but I think a couple adjustments could be made to the pattern instructions to make it a little easier to understand.
Story time!! During my various photographic endeavors I have come in contact with mosquitos; bees; horseflies; thousands of little, tiny, ninja assassin frogs; BIG ninja assassin frogs; snakes; I’ve been bitten by a cat (haha that was a weird day for me!); I’ve been chased by a dog; I’ve been chased by a group of dogs; I’ve come within 50 yards of a pack of wild coyotes at night (that was really scary); and now after all of that, I might as well add chiggers to my list. I have them all over my legs! Man alive, they are not fun!! If any of you have ever gotten them before and have any tips for getting rid of them I’m all ears!! :)
Well I hope you’re all having a great week so far and I hope it stays chigger free! Haha
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Your coat is beautiful! I love the colors you selected.ReplyDelete
I LOVE that colour! <3 It'd look so nice during the dull Winter days.ReplyDelete
Oh Esther I think I've said this before but I seriously can't wait til you get famous. You are just so talented. I can't wait to see your work and style all over fashion magazines. I love the shot of you in the car. It's perfectly lovely.ReplyDelete
I too love pushing daisies. Such beautiful inspiration. I really wish it lasted a little longer. Such a great show. Currently I'm addicted to mad men. Oh the clothes... They are fantastic.
I love love your coat! As to the bugs, I think they just come with the territory. You are such an amazing artist, =)ReplyDelete
Beautiful - I love your style! I've been looking at coat patterns as I will be spending new years in San Fran, where I can wear a REAL coat, not like in Sydney. I May have to check out this pattern. I love your colour choice for it - Very Chuck! (love that show too)ReplyDelete
i love this! seriously i envy your skills.ReplyDelete
Put nail polish over the chigger bites!ReplyDelete
I like it very much and the color is perfect!ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful coat! The style and color are in an excellent combination. You did a wonderful job with the photography. I love how well you can capture spontaneous expression. The lighting is lovely.ReplyDelete
God, I'm so damn in love with this coat! It is just utterly wonderful!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful coat you created <3ReplyDelete
Lovely coat - flashy color - no wonder that every kind of animals attacked you ! get more inspiration and see more Vintage Winter fashion on my page ...ReplyDelete
beautiful photos and that coat is lovely! xReplyDelete
Wow, I can't believe you made that coat! It is so perfect. The mod style is just great. You make me want to learn to sew!ReplyDelete
I just fell in love with the coat you made and your photos. They're amazing. You´re so talented. I hope you continue exploting that imagination.ReplyDelete
The color of the coat is awesome.Love it!ReplyDelete
Wow! You made that?! It is beautiful, as are the photos. I wish I had the courage and patience to learn how to sew using patterns.ReplyDelete
wow sounds like a wild place w/ all those animal encounters, glad you left somewhat ok! Good call on leaving out the shoulder pads : ) Absolutely beautiful coat, I am so so so impressed you made it! It is just perfect, such a great retro color (that happens to go wonderfully w/ your hair) & pretty white button & pocket contrast, awesome job!ReplyDelete
Your coat is beautiful!! As for the chiggers: clear nail polish right over them. :) Hope it helps!ReplyDelete
Your blog is amazing. I just happened to drop by after looking at your lookbook, and realizing that you make your own clothing.ReplyDelete
How do you do this? You continue to amaze (I was flabbergasted at the sight of a white hand/beaded sewn dress. How did you learn how to sew? I want to make my own clothing too and it would be awesome to get advice from you!
There's something special in your photos. I'm smiling, when I look at them! And the coat... Wonderful. It can bee seen that you put a lot of effort in it. Fantastic job!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love that colour! Perfect with your hair and skin tones. And those photos are really really good, i love them. you're so talented!ReplyDelete
lovely coat! and I love your story too. your fun to read, glad I just came across your blog!ReplyDelete
Stunning! The coat and the photos! :-)ReplyDelete
Love love love your style, your photos & your talent.ReplyDelete
Thanks to you & your blog I have got my sewing machine out of the closet and on my desk!
You are such an inspiration to me! Yesterday was my 16th birthday and I was given a sewing machine as a gift. I hope to be able to make things even half as beautiful as yours! ♥♥ReplyDelete
this is amazing! love it!ReplyDelete
omg! the coat is amazing!!! i love it! i just follow you on blogloving! follow me too?ReplyDelete
I really love the car picture! You should send that one into the Scholastic Awards. I'm a huge fan, I cheak your blog for a new post every day!ReplyDelete
Such a lovely photoshoot! :)ReplyDelete
This coat is absolutely perfect! I must have!!!ReplyDelete
Awesome color coat! its really looking cool to wear awesome colorReplyDelete
winter jackets in variety of styles at very reasonable prices!
Do you remember the pattern number for this coat?ReplyDelete
Here's the link to the pattern: http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/022011-short-coat-with-front-buttons-and-pocketsDelete