September 17, 2012

My masterpiece - a coat is finished

I am PROUD to show you my new coat, which I made ALL BY MYSELF!!! I have never sewn lining into anything and I'm not used to sewing with heavy fabrics and there were fortytwo (!) pieces of fabric to put together, but I did it! (Feel a sudden urge to sing the Dora the Explorer song...).

Picture from the sewing magazine where I found the pattern.

Well, here is is, my masterpiece, so far.... :)


I can wear it with the collar buttoned up or folded down like this. Works either way!

Here the coat is matched with a scarf and hat I knitted last winter.

Here the coat is buttoned all the way up.

Check out the cute strap at the back.

Isn't the lining fabric lovely crazy?!

Cute vintage buttons I found on Tradera (Swedish E-bay).

Here's a detail I added - pockets! The pattern didn't have any pockets, kind of crazy for a coat not to have pockets. But since there were two pleats on each side in the front I added the pockets from Colette patterns Macaron dress, which was a hit! A detail I skipped was the shoulder flaps, it just didn't feel like me and added bulk on the shoulders and too much work.

It was much easier to sew up the coat than I would have thought. I took my time and saw it as a long-term project and I think that helped.

Bye for now,



  1. I am impressed! The lining looks great, the colour is lovely (we need more pops during winter) and since I have not dared to sew a thick fabric, that also impresses me. Well done!

    1. Thanks! The bouclé/fleece fabric was a dream to cut and sew. If you see it - get it!

  2. It looks great Johanna, so sewing with thick fabric wasn't too hard? I've been scared to try my hand at it! I looove that teal!

    1. I LOVE teal too! One of my fave colours. And the fabric was so soft, that it was easy to sew with.

  3. Really lovely ! I adore it ! Congratulations !!!!

  4. Men du, vad otroligt duktig du är. Den är jättesnygg. Ser fram emot att se den IRL nu i helgen.
    Kram Elli

  5. Wow you have been busy, I love your coat sooo much, its a beautiful colour. x