Friday, November 26, 2010

Who is copying whom?

I normally get my Burda magazines from the local library as I don't see them around often to buy. I only have one that I have bought and I still haven't made anything from it.  Imagine my surprise when I got February 2010 issue on Wednesday and saw this.....
In particular the coat on the right.  Why am I surprised? Because in April 2009 I made this coat....
...The one on the right... and it looks like this....

It looks much more pink in my photo but the fabric is exactly the same as in the Burda photo!  That is my beautiful boy and we were at my friend's wedding in Auckland.  It was a beautiful day and we stayed 2 weeks in their home while they went on their honeymoon to Raratonga (I think it was). I rushed the end of it so I need to redo the sleeve ends.  It is not a lined coat pattern (actually it has one of those annoying half lining, so I tried lining it myself and it's just only ok.  I did not know of sewing blogs back then so I had not help to turn to. 

If you look at the collar and the lapels and the bottom opening you can sort of see that it is rolling in.  I am not sure if it is because I should have used stronger interfacing or if the lining is too wide so it pulls out. Any help would be appreciated as I do want to fix this up.  I saw a coat in a designer shop here too and it was about $600 in similar, if not the same fabric! 

I made all the epaulets and pockets & bits but I didn't put them on as it just looked out of place with that fabric.  I have not got any buttons on it either as I couldn't find any I liked here and I looked in many of the fabulous fabric shops in Auckland and no luck there either! 

This is made from a piece of the fabric I got at that designer place I have talked about that sells it off cheap... I think this one was $8 per metre.  I have a little more and I will maybe make a skirt if I have enough!

I have some other really interesting things to mention but I won't do it in this post....I am off to tidy my sewing room.  This is the first weekend my little boy will spend at his Dad's place after 3 1/2 years so I am nervous, excited and already missing him.  He is great company and we have done everything together, and I love it.

Any tips on the coat would be appreciated!


  1. That coat is so cute!I wish I could make something like that from scratch, it looks complicated. Great job!

  2. Hey thank you. You probably could make it ... you just need a deadline and an occasion and nothing to wear! Oh and no money!

  3. You look so beautiful in this lovely pink coat.


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