My BurdaStyle coat is finally finished

At long last I finished my coat from The BurdaSyle Sewing Handbook.

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Coat front …

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… and back

I ended up disliking this coat in the end, though it didn’t turn out half bad for a first fully lined coat. It was just the project that stuck around a bit too long (more than a year…) and the fabric kinda lost its magic when I set it on fire only to realize that the wool percentage was very low, possibly non-existent (lots of plastics in this one!). But I managed to finish it, not wanting another UFO cluttering my work space, and I’m thinking I should give it to a thrift shop or a homeless person next winter, as it’s both reflective and relatively warm. I don’t think I’ll wear this one myself, but I appreciate the experience of lining a garment “by the book” (bagging it), and I think all the mistakes I made (quite a few) will be handy to have made before starting on the fitted jacket I’m currently making in my course. This ended up being the last project I finished on my Pfaff, before buying my new Janome, so it’s got some sentimental value as well 🙂

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